European Civilians (Casualties).

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies when he expects to be able to make a comprehensive statement regarding the fate of Europeans left behind in Malaya; and whether he is now in a position to say how many have been killed, injured or are missing?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Stockton-on-Tees

I regret that I cannot yet say when it may be possible to obtain information regarding the European civilians who are in Malaya. As regards casualties to civilians, the European casualties notified up to 14th February numbered 105, comprising 15 killed and died of wounds, 17 wounded, and 73 missing, including 35 believed to have been taken prisoner. Air-raid casualties reported up to 11th February numbered 2,170 killed and 3,955 injured, and these are likely to include some Europeans additional to the numbers I have just given.