HC Deb 18 May 1916 vol 82 c1654W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many men have been sent abroad belonging to the Non-Combatant Corps; and what casualties have been sustained by this corps to the latest date for which figures are available?


Three officers and 341 men of this corps have been sent abroad. As this corps has not been, and will not be, employed in the face of the enemy, my hon. Friend will not be surprised to learn that no men of this corps have been killed, wounded, or taken prisoner by the enemy. Six, however, have been admitted to hospital suffering from German measles, one from venereal disease, one from scabies, and one from some malady the nature of which has not yet been diagnosed.