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Number of casualties in the First World War, 1914 to 1918, and the Second World War, 1939 to 1945

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Number of casualties in the First World War, 1914 to 1918, and the Second World War, 1939 to 1945
  1914 to 1918 1919 to 19451
  Officers Other ranks Total Officers Other ranks Total
  number
Fatal battle casualties            
Killed in action 1,776 32,720 34,496 1,068 12,066 13,134
Died of wounds 819 16,363 17,182 297 3,382 3,679
Presumed dead from enemy action 297 4,663 4,960 50 589 639
Killed accidentally - - - 7 25 32
Deaths while prisoner of war (enemy action) - - - 26 162 188
Fatal non-battle casualties            
Killed or died - - - 388 4,523 4,911
Presumed dead - - - 3 15 18
Deaths while prisoner of war - - - 11 298 309
Total 2,898 53,746 56,638 1,850 21,060 22,910
Non-fatal casualties            
Missing2 25 4,343 4,368 - - -
Repatriated (prisoner of war) 387 4,113 4,500 369 6,063 6,432
Wounded 5,528 127,022 132,550 3,350 41,977 45,327
Wounded accidentally - - - 329 5,759 6,088
Total 5,940 135,478 141,418 4,048 53,799 57,847
Grand total 8,832 189,224 198,056 5,898 74,859 80,757
Total troops sent overseas - - 418,052 - - 411,0523
Total enlistments - - 611,711 - - 730,6354
Source: Statistics Canada, The Canada Year Book 1947.