British Army Losses by Battle

 

Gallipoli (25/4/15 - 8/1/16)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 11,443 29,121 4,964 16,407 45,528 37.9
Territorial Army 7,323 18,070 2,550 9,873 27,943 23.2
Australian 8,709 17,924 11 8,720 26,644 22.2
New Zealand 2,701 4,852 18 2,719 7,571 6.3
Newfoundland 49 93 - 49 142 0.1
Indian Native 1,358 3,421 109 1,467 4,888 4.1
Royal Naval Division 2,489 5,039 2 2,491 7,530 6.3
         
Total British 21,255 52,230 7,516 28,771 81,001 67.4
Total Colonial 12,817 26,290 138 12,955 39,245 32.6
         
TOTAL 34,072 78,520 7,654 41,726 120,246 100.0

 

Battle of the Somme (1/7/16 - 30/11/16)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 71,977 227,151 29,738 101,715 328,866 66.0
Territorial Army 17,364 58,057 8,275 25,639 83,696 16.8
Canadian 7,152 21,438 2,250 9,402 30,840 6.2
Australian 8,181 23,948 3,810 11,991 35,939 7.2
New Zealand 2,511 7,255 190 2,701 9,956 2.0
Newfoundland 210 711 170 380 1,091 0.2
South African 972 2,749 708 1,680 4,429 0.9
West Indies 29 144 4 33 177 0.0
Royal Naval Division 328 1,978 754 1,082 3,060 0.6
         
Total British 89,341 285,208 38,013 127,354 412,562 82.8
Total Colonial 19,383 58,223 7,886 27,269 85,492 17.2
         
TOTAL 108,724 343,431 45,899 154,623 498,054 100.0

 

Battle of Arras (9/4/17 - 6/6/17)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 15,907 75,487 20,623 36,530 112,017 59.7
Territorial Army 5,173 22,373 5,532 10,705 33,078 17.6
Canadian 3,718 14,551 3,104 6,822 21,373 11.4
Australian 2,015 9,334 4,302 6,317 15,651 8.3
New Zealand 136 704 2 138 842 0.4
Newfoundland 34 203 330 364 567 0.3
South African 194 1,097 216 410 1,507 0.8
West Indies 6 16 - 6 22 0.0
Indian Native 11 79 2 13 92 0.0
Royal Naval Division 338 1,471 825 1,163 2,634 1.4
         
Total British 21,418 99,331 26,980 48,398 147,729 78.7
Total Colonial 6,114 25,984 7,956 14,070 40,054 21.3
         
TOTAL 27,532 125,315 34,936 62,468 187,783 100.0

 

Battle of Messines (7/6/17 - 30/7/17)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 9,324 48,836 5,814 15,138 63,974 58.8
Territorial Army 2,654 18,381 1,564 4,218 22,599 20.8
Canadian 820 5,003 219 1,039 6,042 5.5
Australian 1,582 7,682 618 39 9,882 9.1
New Zealand 730 4,366 489 2,200 5,585 5.1
Newfoundland 9 26 - 1,219 35 0.0
South African 4 25 3 9 32 0.0
West Indies 16 60 5 7 81 0.1
Indian Native 30 154 9 21 193 0.2
Royal Naval Division 66 390 3 69 459 0.4
 
Total British 12,044 67,607 7,381 19,425 87,032 79.9
Total Colonial 3,191 17,316 1,343 4,534 21,850 20.1
 
TOTAL 15,235 84,923 8,724 23,959 108,882 100.0

 

Battle of Passchendaele (31/7/17 - 31/12/17)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 35,436 168,300 34,202 69,638 237,938 59.5
Territorial Army 11,586 58,462 13,630 25,216 83,678 20.9
Canadian 4,892 23,283 2,464 7,356 30,639 7.7
Australian 5,489 22,627 3,185 8,674 31,301 7.8
New Zealand 1,821 7,047 845 2,666 9,713 2.4
Newfoundland 103 604 163 266 870 0.2
South African 399 1,431 84 483 1,914 0.5
West Indies 57 377 2 59 436 0.1
Indian Native 60 358 65 125 483 0.1
Royal Naval Division 484 1,913 452 936 2,849 0.7
 
Total British 47,506 228,675 48,284 95,790 324,465 81.2
Total Colonial 12,821 55,727 6,808 19,629 75,356 18.8
 
TOTAL 60,327 284,402 55,092 115,419 399,821 100.0

 

Battle of Cambrai (20/11/17 - 31/12/17)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 6,555 30,873 11,611 18,166 49,039 64.8
Territorial Army 2,466 13,798 4,971 7,437 21,235 28.1
Canadian 152 867 93 245 1,112 1.5
Australian 189 683 35 224 907 1.2
New Zealand 430 1,374 90 520 1,894 2.5
Newfoundland 50 297 112 162 459 0.6
South African 73 232 9 82 314 0.4
West Indies 1 11 - 1 12 0.0
Indian Native 52 289 61 113 402 0.5
Royal Naval Division 74 228 5 79 307 0.4
 
Total British 9,095 44,899 16,587 25,682 70,581 93.3
Total Colonial 947 3,753 400 1,347 5,100 6.7
 
TOTAL 10,042 48,652 16,987 27,029 75,681 100.0

 

German Spring Offensive (21/3/18 - 31/5/18)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 19,986 114,884 90,360 110,346 225,230 65.5
Territorial Army 6,679 39,246 37,746 44,425 83,671 24.3
Canadian 856 4,961 216 1,072 6,033 1.8
Australian 2,496 15,189 947 3,443 18,632 5.4
New Zealand 797 3,014 109 906 3,920 1.1
Newfoundland 39 179 26 65 244 0.1
South African 261 1,094 1,808 2,069 3,163 0.9
West Indies 6 3 - 6 9 0.0
Indian Native 2 4 - 2 6 0.0
Royal Naval Division 256 1,252 1,396 1,652 2,904 0.8
 
Total British 26,921 155,382 129,502 156,423 311,805 90.7
Total Colonial 4,457 24,444 3,106 7,563 32,007 9.3
 
TOTAL 31,378 179,826 132,608 163,986 343,812 100.0
           
All (27/5/18 - 7/8/18) 9,874 59,003 18,835 28,709 87,712
         
TOTAL (to 7/8/18) 41,252 238,829 151,443 192,695 431,524

 

Allied Hundred Days Offensive (8/8/18 - 14/11/18)
  Killed Wounded Missing and prisoners Killed / Missing Total % Total
Regular Army 26,541 151,605 21,491 48,032 199,637 55.0
Territorial Army 9,977 58,707 8,584 18,561 77,268 21.3
Canadian 6,641 36,604 4,363 11,004 47,608 13.1
Australian 3,315 18,759 1,379 4,694 23,453 6.5
New Zealand 1,311 6,516 726 2,037 8,553 2.4
Newfoundland 35 285 33 68 353 0.1
South African 211 1,129 47 258 1,387 0.4
West Indies 4 12 - 4 16 0.0
Indian Native 5 24 2 7 31 0.0
Royal Naval Division 580 3,399 932 1,512 4,911 1.4
 
Total British 37,098 213,711 31,007 68,105 281,816 77.6
Total Colonial 11,522 63,329 6,550 18,072 81,401 22.4
 
TOTAL 48,620 277,040 37,557 86,177 363,217 100.0

 

Notes:

(1) Casualties for battles of Arras, Messines, Paschendaele, and Cambrai include Royal Flying Corps.

Source: Compiled from Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire during the Great War 1914-1920.