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The correct military definition of "casualty" is in fact "loss by wounds, death, desertion, etc", perhaps even broader than might at first have been imagined, but having established what a "casualty" is, how do you go about tracing one, and the date and circumstances under which they became a "casualty" ? There are varying degrees of difficulty:- CWGC and HMSO ~ killed in action ~ died of wounds ~ "died" ~ deserted ~ wounded, and "other sources" Casualty does not mean death. Casualty means a military person lost through death, wounds, injury, sickness, internment, or capture, or who is missing in action. In other words, casualty means "someone who can't fight any more."

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