§ SIR MICHAEL HICKS - BEACH
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Her Majesty's Government have in any way recognised the gallant conduct of the officers and men of the Imperial and Colonial forces who de-fended Her Majesty's garrisons in the Transvaal against the Boers?
§ MR. CHILDERS
Sir, in reply to the right hon. Baronet, I have to say that we have had under consideration 381 the recognition of the gallant conduct of the troops who defended the various garrisons in the Transvaal during the late operations against the Boers. Proposals have been made with respect to certain officers which will, I hope, appear in an early Gazette, and recommendations in the case of non-commissioned officers and men who specially distinguished themselves are being dealt with by the Commander-in-Chief.