HC Deb 09 March 1916 vol 80 cc1722-3
116. Sir A. MARKHAM

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War what is the number of officers and men, respectively, who have been officially reported as wounded and missing, or are missing, in connection with the Dardanelles operations; and how many of these officers and men have since been reported to be prisoners of war?


The total number reported missing in the Dardanelles among the British, Colonial and Indian Forces, and the Royal Naval Division, now stands as follows:—

Officers 333
Other ranks 11,221
The total number of prisoners (including Naval) so far as they can be identified is as follows:—
Officers 32
Other ranks or ratings 470
A large number of names which were difficult to identify owing to very defective descriptions have been found to be duplicate and have been eliminated from the lists rendered by the Turkish Government, but some addition may have to be made for names not yet identified. The totals do not include officers or men who have died as prisoners of war.


Does that include the number referred to by the Foreign Secretary to-day?


I cannot say, but I imagine that it does.