§ 13. Major Tufton Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for War how many men were discharged from the Army between September, 1939, and VJ-Day as 1268 psychiatric cases; how many were discharged on medical grounds, other than psychiatric grounds, not due to wounds received in action; how many were discharged as a result of wounds received in action or as a result of enemy action; and how many of those discharged on psychiatric grounds were classified as frontline troops who had been under enemy small arms or artillery fire.
§ Mr. J. Freeman
Approximately 109,000 men were discharged from the Army between September, 1939, and VJ-Day on psychiatric grounds; 288,000 on account of other diseases and accidental injuries; 26,000 on account of injuries due to enemy action. I regret that the information asked for in the last part of the Question is not available.
§ Major Beamish
When will the information asked for in the last part of my Question, which is of considerable interest to a large number of people, be available?
§ Mr. Freeman
It would be quite impossible to produce that information without a wholly disproportionate amount of work