§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the hon. Member for Sheffield (Central Division) how many British and Indian officers and men (including followers) are known or believed to have been taken prisoners by the Turks on all fronts; how many of these are known to have died in captivity; and how many have been unheard of for so long that they are presumed to have died in captivity?
I am informed by the military authorities that 474 British officers, including the Royal Navy and Colonials, and 4,815 other ranks, and 221 Indian native officers and 9,769 other ranks, have been taken prisoners by the Turks up to the 30th June last; 14 British officers, including the Royal Navy and Colonials and 1,655 other ranks, and 5 Indian native officers and 1,358 other ranks have died in captivity. The above figures include all those of whose death there is evidence; but I regret to say that, as I have previously stated, there are a large number of British and Indian missing who have not been traced.