§ Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Prime Minister if he will state the casualties suffered by the United Kingdom and the British Empire, respectively, by acts of war, specifiying the numbers of killed and wounded, on the presumption that the untraced missing must be counted amongst the killed?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The number of casualties in the Royal Navy resulting from acts of war, from the outbreak of War, revised to date is as follows:
Killed. Wounded. Untraced Missing Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers. Men. 2,061 20,197 813 4,081 15 6
The above figures do not include the casualties of the Royal Naval Division, but include those of the Royal Naval Air Service to the 1st April, 1918, the date of its transfer to the Royal Air Force.
Separate figures for the Dominions are not available.
The approximate number of casualties among all military forces, and for all theatres of operations, from the commencement of War, revised to date, is as follows:1390W
Killed (including Died from Wounds and Died from other causes). Wounded. Officers. Other Ranks. Officers. Other Ranks. British 30,807 466,831 76,132 1,532,552 Colonials& Indians 7,602 168,703 17,125 421,402 Total 38,409 635,534 93,257 1,953,954 673,943 2,047,211
Add deaths presumed on lapse of time 97,000 Missing, at present unaccounted 64,800 Total 835,743
The above figures include the casualties of the Royal Naval Division, and also the casualties of the Royal Flying Corps, to the 1st April, 1918.
The number of casualties in the Royal Air Force, from the 1st April, 1918, to the date of the Armistice, is as follows:
Killed. Wounded. Officers. Other Ranks. Officers. Other Ranks. 1,551 1,129 2,375 631
Missing (including Prisoners.) Interned. Officers. Other Ranks. Officers. Other Ranks. 1,612 225 45 39
The missing are nearly all prisoners of war, who have now practically all been repatriated.
The number of casualties (including members of His Majesty's Forces) due to enemy air raids and bombardments is as follows:
Killed. Injured. 1,570 4,041