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World War I

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL506, tabled on 23 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bodies of those killed in the First World War are currently unburied; and what are theirplans for theirinterment.

Answered on

2 July 2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) currently holds the remains of 43 British service personnel killed in the First World War. A further eight sets of remains which were recovered with those of British personnel, are now believed to be members of other Commonwealth forces.

The Ministry of Defence has an agreed target with the CWGC to complete investigations and reinter remains, with appropriate honours, within 18 months of discovery.