HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 c529

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether, when an officer or man is wounded, a telegram is sent to his relatives merely announcing the fact without giving any details; and whether, in order to relieve the anxiety of relatives, it would be possible for this initial telegram to be followed by a further communication giving details of the patient's condition?


When the original notification received contains any details they are always forwarded. When the original report does not contain details, the instructions in force already provide that the original notification shall be followed as soon as possible by a statement of the nature of the wound, and, in dangerous cases, by a weekly progress report.

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