Death on Active Service (Notice to Next-of-Kin).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 4th August 1942.

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Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

At times when casualties are heavy the numbers would make it impossible to notify the deaths of soldiers either by specially typed letter or telegram, without considerable delay or overloading of the telegraph service, and it is desirable that the same procedure should be followed whether casualties are few or many. The number of officers' deaths, however, is at Ho one time so great as to make use of the telegraph impracticable.