HC Deb 07 April 1919 vol 114 c1691W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he can state the number of men already in and recruited to the Territorial Force from August, 1914, to the 24th June, 1916, and the total number of casualties during the period of the War?


The figures for the exact dates mentioned are not available, but the strength of the Territorial Force on 1st July, 1914, excluding officers and permanent staff, was 255,864, and the number of recruits taken between that date and 28th June, 1916, was 888,989. As regards casualties, the figures are subject to revision, and at present they probably include some attached men not belonging to the Territorial Force, but the latest figures covering the whole period of the War, and excluding officers are: Killed, 115,576; killed, wounded, and missing, 541,245.

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