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

I will certainly consider whether it is possible to mark the communication in some way so as to signify its importance, but if I were to adopt the suggestion of the hon. Member either to telegraph or to send a typed letter, there would at times of heavy casualties be very great delays in the notification of casualties to relatives, and I think that a delay in the notification would be a -worse evil than the other.