Casualty numbers during the Fall of Malaya and Singapore

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hoot72
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Casualty numbers during the Fall of Malaya and Singapore

Post by hoot72 » 20 May 2020 12:17

Would anyone have any references I can look at primarily with regards to the casualty numbers of British, Indian, ANZAC troops in Malaya and Singapore from December 1941-February 1942?

I have looked at a number of sources but none appear to be as detailed or seem to be consistent in the number of troops KIA, missing in action or captured and do not always reflect the number of soldiers by nationality or race.

Any help or directions to sources I can look at would be appreciated.

Many thanks.
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Re: Casualty numbers during the Fall of Malaya and Singapore

Post by Lethl215 » 21 May 2020 02:14

From the official Australian history.

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.co ... nt/5519438

P.382
After a seventy-day campaign, the whole of Malaya was at the fee t of the enemy . The Japanese forces in this period had advanced a distanc e of 650 miles—in which the Australians had been engaged over a distance of 150 miles—at an average rate of nine miles a day, from Singora (Thai- land) to Singapore's southern coast . The casualties among the defender s were: United Kingdom, 38,496; Australian, 18,490;3Indian, 67,340; local Volunteer troops, 14,382 ; a total of 138,708, of whom more than 130,00 0 became prisoners . The Japanese suffered 9,824 battle casualties durin g this period. They had evolved no new principles of warfare, but their tactics had been far more flexible than those employed by the defenders .

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Re: Casualty numbers during the Fall of Malaya and Singapore

Post by hoot72 » 21 May 2020 04:15

Lethl215 wrote:
21 May 2020 02:14
From the official Australian history.

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.co ... nt/5519438

P.382
After a seventy-day campaign, the whole of Malaya was at the fee t of the enemy . The Japanese forces in this period had advanced a distanc e of 650 miles—in which the Australians had been engaged over a distance of 150 miles—at an average rate of nine miles a day, from Singora (Thai- land) to Singapore's southern coast . The casualties among the defender s were: United Kingdom, 38,496; Australian, 18,490;3Indian, 67,340; local Volunteer troops, 14,382 ; a total of 138,708, of whom more than 130,00 0 became prisoners . The Japanese suffered 9,824 battle casualties durin g this period. They had evolved no new principles of warfare, but their tactics had been far more flexible than those employed by the defenders .


Thank you very much for sharing this vital information. This is probably a lot more accurate than the data I have in hand from various local sources in Singapore and across in Malaysia.
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