The dervish loss was more than 100o killed, while the total Italian casualties amounted to less than 250.
P Y of risk, it has during recent years come to notice that the number of casualties among railway servants is still unduly great, and in 1899 a Royal Commission was appointed to investigate the causes of the numerous accidents, fatal and nonfatal, to railway men.
In the year ending June 30, 1909, exclusive of casualties due to collisions, derailments and other accidents to trains, the number killed was 811 and of injured 28,156 (Accident Bulletin, No.
Table X.-Casualties On The Railways Of The United Kingdom 1908.1907.In Passengers:- Billed.
1,128 28,485 1,211 25,975 The casualties enumerated in items I, 4 and 7 of Table X.
,944 The total casualties were 2,511, of which 1,384 were killed in battle.
The British casualties were about 1000, the French 2000.
The Boers had firearms, the Zulus their assegais only, and after a three hours' fight the Zulus were totally defeated, losing thousands killed, while the farmers' casualties were under 1 Captain Allen Francis Gardiner (1 79418 5 1) left Natal in 1838, subsequently devoting himself to missionary work in South America, being known as the missionary to Patagonia.
The casualties from shell-fire had been few, but those from sickness were very heavy.
Operating in open country, mounted on horseback, and with rifles in their hands, the Boer farmers were able to inflict fearful losses on their enemy, while their own casualties were few.
The British were overwhelmed and almost every man killed, the casualties being 806 Europeans (more than half belonging to the 24th regiment) and 471 natives.
Besides the loss of the native contingent (those not killed deserted) there were ioo casualties among the 400 Europeans engaged.'
At mid-day next day the Zulu army made a desperate attack, lasting over four hours, on Wood's camp at Kambula; the enemy - over 20,000 strong - was driven off, losing fully 1000 men, while the British casualties were 18 killed and 65 wounded.
As a result of disease, and of casualties in action and from bombardment, the British divisions recruited in the United Kingdom were constantly far short of establishment, no proper provision having been made for keeping them up to strength.
The captures of the corps came to over 4,000 prisoners and 87 guns; the attacking strength of the Australians was less than 6,000 and the casualties were just over r,000 in all.
At the cost of only Boa casualties it had penetrated some 31 m.
The casualties in the hard-fought battle of Ligny were very heavy.
On the night of the 23rd-24th, just as the assault was being renewed, Stessel delivered a fierce counter-attack against the lost positions, and the result of an all-night battle was that though the forts were not recaptured, the assault was repulsed with over 5000 casualties, and the Japanese in Pan-Lung were isolated.
The total losses of the 3rd Japanese Army during the siege were about 92,000 men (58,00o casualties and 34,000 sick).
In his retreat back into Texas he made a stand on the 8th of April 1862 at Albuquerque, where during the whole day there was a fight at long range and with few casualties against a detachment of Union soldiers commanded by Colonel Edward R.
And his casualties from first to last had been unprecedentedly heavy, but "hammering" was steadily prevailing where skill and valour had failed.
Three more shells hit the ship and caused heavy casualties in the crowded decks, but Motor Launch 55 8 (Lt.-Comm.
The British casualties amounted to 14 killed and 83 wounded.
The casualties, including those among non-combatants, were 150 killed, 148 missing, and 174 wounded.
The British and Egyptian casualties together were under 500.
During the U.S. Civil War, in the Battle of Sharpsburg, were 23,000 casualties in a single day: September 17, 1862.
So if a battle today were similarly costly, the proportional number of casualties would be 230,000.
In World War I, in the Battle of the Somme, were over a million casualties, and the action advanced the Allied line just seven miles, or about two deaths for every inch of ground.
In World War II, even more battles had a million casualties each.