HC Deb 11 July 1922 vol 156 c1066W

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the total bayonet strength of the troops in Iraq; and what is the number of staff, clerks and administrative officials connected with the force there?


The total fighting strength of the troops in Iraq on 1st June last was 2,210 British Army and 5,566 Indian Army; the staff consisted of 122 and 26 respectively; and the administrative troops (namely, the Royal Engineers (Transportation and Works), Royal Army Service Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, &c), numbered 1,105 and 2,856 respectively. There were also 7,107 Indian followers labourers, etc.

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