1900 - Roberts advances towards Middelburg. Broadwood in action with de Wet at Stinkhoutboom. Telegraph line and railway destroyed north of Honingspruit. Supply train and 100 highlanders captured.
From Hansard: Boer prisoners for Ceylon
Captain Sinclair: I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether any number of Boer prisoners of war have been or are being sent to Ceylon; and, if so, how many, and to what place.
Mr Wyndham: Yes, Sir. Lord Roberts telegraphed on the 12th inst. that a body of prisoners would leave for Ceylon in a few days, but their number was not stated. Preparations have been made for the reception of about 2,000 prisoners and their guards at Bandarawolla, in the hill country.
Mr Maddison: I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he will state the number of men now in hospital in South Africa from causes other than wounds.
Mr Wyndham: It has already been explained to the House that it is not practicable to give the information required. The numbers vary from day to day and we receive no telegraphic information about them. I can, however, give the admissions at any place, at any date, if that will satisfy the hon. Member.