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Personnel (Overseas Deaths)

Volume 641: debated on Friday 5 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many men and women are now serving with the Colours; how many of these are serving abroad; how many of those serving abroad have died, or been killed, since 1945; and in how many cases their bodies were brought home at Government expense.

On 1st April, 1961, there were 223,548 men and women in the Army, 104,839 of these overseas.Between January, 1949, and April, 1961, there were 4,243 deaths overseas. Figures prior to these dates are not readily available. Eleven bodies were, in most exceptional circumstances, brought home at Government expense.