Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

Sign in to follow this  
Simon_Fielding

Weekly Casualty List for Indian Forces?

Recommended Posts

Simon_Fielding

Simple question really - was there a version of the "Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry )" published for Indian Forces? If so, is a Mesopotamian casualty more likely to be included in there than the London edition?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maureene

The only Casualty Returns for the Indian Army I am aware of are available at the British Library, explained in the British Library article "Finding Indian soldiers who served in World War One"

 

However, there are none from this source for Mesopotamia.

 

I don't know to what extent, if at all, Indian Army casualties appear in the War Office Lists.

 

I get the impression that records for Mesopotamia were not very good.

 

Cheers

Maureen

Edited by Maureene

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
charlie962
2 hours ago, Maureene said:

I get the impression that records for Mesopotamia were not very good.

An impression shared !

 

I have found Mespot Casualties reported in the British Daily/Weekly Casualty Lists, including British ORS in British Army and British ORs in Indian Army, eg Indan Unattached List, S&T etc. Indian ORs never appear. However there are some large omissions for BORs. Sometimes there are even references to 'previously reported as..' where I cannot find that previous listing. 

 

I am just about to post a new thread on Mespot PoW exchanges where I need help because of this gap.

 

I hope someone else can find a solution but if you, Maureen, don't know then I am doubtful.

 

Charlie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...