Casualties

Oral Answers to Questions — Malaya – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1949.

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Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield 12:00 am, 26th October 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many British service personnel, together with other nationals, have lost their lives in Malaya since 1st July, 1949.

Mr. Creech Jones:

Ten European, ten Gurkha and four Malay members of the ground forces and six R.A.F. personnel lost their lives in Malaya from 1st July to 20th October, inclusive. Accidental deaths are included in these figures. During the same period 106 civilians, 33 police and 187 bandits were killed.

Photo of Sir Arthur Harvey Sir Arthur Harvey , Macclesfield

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that he will keep the House more fully informed on these matters and not wait for hon. Members to put down Questions?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Bromley-Davenport Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Bromley-Davenport , Knutsford

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of these were National Service men?