In reply to a question put by the hon. member for Victoria and Haliburton (Sir Sam Hughes) the other day as to the casualties amongst Canadians in the fighting around Lens, the casualties at the front in the Canadian Expeditionary Force so far reported for the period from the 16th to the 31st of August were 7,586. This covers the period of exceptionally severe fighting in and around Lens, where the Canadian forces were heavily engaged. The discharges in Canada during the same period for various causes were 689. This gives a total wastage of 8,275. The total recruits in combatant arms during the same period was approximately 800, making a net wastage of approximately 7,475.
Subtopic: CANADIAN CASUALTIES AT DENS-RECRUITING. AND WASTAGE BETWEEN 16TH ND 31ST AUGUST.