Australia lost 34,000 service personnel during World War II. Total battle casualties were 72,814. Over 31,000 Australian became prisoners-of-war. Of these more than 22,000 were captured by the Japanese; by August 1945 over one third of them had died in the appalling conditions of the prisoner-of-war camps.
How many Aussies died in ww1 and ww2?
Deaths as a result of service with Australian units
|Conflict||Dates of conflict||Number of deaths|
|South Africa||11 October 1899 to 31 May 1902||589|
|China||6 August 1900 to 25 April 1901||6|
|First World War||4 August 1914 to 31 March 1921||61,630|
|Second World War||3 September 1939 to 30 June 1947||39,654|
How many Australian soldiers were executed in ww2?
As a proportion of its population, the Australian Army was ultimately one of the largest Allied armies during World War II. Casualties included 11,323 killed in action, 1,794 who died of wounds, and 21,853 wounded.
Australian Army during World War II.
|Size||80,000 (September 1939) 476,000 (peak in 1942) 730,000 (total)|
What country has the most deaths in World war 2?
In terms of total numbers, the Soviet Union bore an incredible brunt of casualties during WWII. An estimated 16,825,000 people died in the war, over 15% of its population. China also lost an astounding 20,000,000 people during the conflict.
How many Australian soldiers were killed?
According to the First World War page on the Australian War Memorial website from a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of which over 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner. The latest figure for those killed is given as 62,000.
How many Australians died in Gallipoli?
By the time the campaign ended, more than 130,000 men had died: at least 87,000 Ottoman soldiers and 44,000 Allied soldiers, including more than 8700 Australians.
How many Aussies died in Vietnam?
Over 500 Australians died in Vietnam.
How much were Australian soldiers paid ww2?
Troops were paid a minimum of six shillings a day (more than three times the wage of English forces) leading to the phrase ‘six bob a day tourists’.
How many Brits died in ww2?
1900 to 1945
|World War II||1939||450,900|
|Arab revolt in Palestine||1936||200|
|Iraqi revolt against the British||1920||400|
How many Japanese died in ww2?
Deaths by Country
|Country||Military Deaths||Total Civilian and Military Deaths|
How many Norwegians died in ww2?
A total of 10,262 Norwegians lost their lives in the conflict or while imprisoned.
How many Aussies died in Afghanistan?
The war in Afghanistan has profoundly changed the Australian Army and had a significant impact on the whole defence force. Around 30,000 ADF personnel served in Afghanistan and 41 died there.
How many Australians died in Afghanistan?
41 Australian soldiers have been killed (34 as a result of enemy action) and 261 wounded (including two sailors and one airman), the majority since October 2007. Another Australian was killed while serving with the British Army.
How many Australian soldiers returned to Australia after ww1?
By the time the Armistice was signed in November 1918, some 93,000 personnel were already back home in Australia. Almost 75,000 of the men had been deemed ‘unfit for service’.