§ Mr. CLYNES
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Manchester Regiment, recently stationed at Tekrit, were engaged in the recent fighting in the neigbourhood of Hillah; if so, whether the whole of the battalion were engaged, or if part of the battalion remained at Tekrit; and whether he can state the number of casualties that occurred in the recent disaster to this regiment.
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
As I stated on 5th August in reply to the right hon. Member for Peebles (Sir D. Maclean), three companies of the Manchester Regiment were sent with the column from Hillah, and were engaged in the recent fighting in that neighbourhood. The number of casualties to the regiment so far ascertain able are four officers (including two killed), 109 other ranks (including 10 killed), and, in addition, there are 122 other ranks at present unaccounted for.