HC Deb 01 June 1943 vol 390 cc11-2
21. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of British officers and other ranks reported missing in the Far East, of whose fate definite information has been received, and the number about whom no news has come to hand; and whether the lists received include the names which are regularly broadcast by the Japanese?

Sir J. Grigg

The number of officers and other ranks of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force about whose fate information has been received is some 24,300. The number whose fate is unknown is about 33,300. The answer to the last part of the Question, is "Yes, Sir,"

Captain Godfrey Nicholson

Does that include Indian and Dominions personnel?

Sir J. Grigg

No, it does not include Indian and Dominions personnel.

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