§ Major GLYN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether there are missing from the British military forces in Ireland to-day or who have served in Ireland during the last two years any officers or other ranks; and what is the total number of officers and other ranks who have been either killed or reported missing during the last two years?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The answer to the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question is in the affirmative. During the past two years, 47 officers and 118 other ranks have been killed in Ireland, and the numbers missing are 3 and 244 respectively. Included in the latter figure are men who have absented themselves from their units for various reasons, some of whom may have since rejoined. Inquiries were instituted 1737W several weeks ago to ascertain the exact number of these, but as some of them belonged to units which have now left Ireland and are serving overseas in India and elsewhere, some time must elapse before accurate figures are forthcoming.