القاعدة ذات الصلة
Poland
Practice Relating to Rule 116. Accounting for the Dead
Section A. Identification of the dead prior to disposal
Poland’s Procedures Governing the Interment of Soldiers Killed in Action (2009) states in the section on “Marking the graves”:
A container should be placed on top of each grave, containing basic information to facilitate the identification of the remains buried there. It is recommended that information relating to the buried bodies be written in indelible ink on paper … and include the following details:
- Surname and name, initials or other information pertaining to the deceased, such as a pseudonym
- Rank or professional post held
- Gender
- Service number
- Number of military unit
- Date and cause of death (if known)
- Date of burial
- Name of person who performed the burial
- Religious faith
- Nature of contamination (if any occurred and can be described)
- Circumstances of death and names of witnesses, if known
When digging group or trench graves, the following principles shall be respected:
- Draft lists relating to the deceased persons buried in the grave …
If the remains cannot be identified, the aim should be to at least indicate the number of bodies in each grave. 
Poland, Norma Obronna NO-02-A053:2004, Działania wojenne Procedury pochówku poległych i zmarłych, enacted by decision No. 134/MON related to the Approval and Enforcement of Regulatory Instruments in Respect of State Defence and Security, 21 April 2009, published in the Official Gazette of the Ministry of National Defence, No. 8, Item 99, April 2009, Section 2.3.
The Procedures also states: “Civilian members of the armed forces who had not participated in hostilities shall be buried in line with procedures established for the burial of the bodies of soldiers.” 
Poland, Norma Obronna NO-02-A053:2004, Działania wojenne Procedury pochówku poległych i zmarłych, enacted by decision No. 134/MON related to the Approval and Enforcement of Regulatory Instruments in Respect of State Defence and Security, 21 April 2009, published in the Official Gazette of the Ministry of National Defence, No. 8, Item 99, April 2009, Section 2.4.2.
The Procedures further states: “If an emergency burial has taken place, a report shall be drawn up by the army unit performing the burial. … The chaplain performing the burial, irrespective of their faith, should record the deceased in the register of births and deaths, in the section pertaining to the deaths.” 
Poland, Norma Obronna NO-02-A053:2004, Działania wojenne Procedury pochówku poległych i zmarłych, enacted by decision No. 134/MON related to the Approval and Enforcement of Regulatory Instruments in Respect of State Defence and Security, 21 April 2009, published in the Official Gazette of the Ministry of National Defence, No. 8, Item 99, April 2009, Section 2.5.1.
The Procedures also states:
In the case of identity tags belonging to deceased United States nationals (soldiers):
- One tag shall be placed with the body
- The second tag shall be placed on the grave.
Identity tags belonging to deceased members of the national or allied armed forces shall be split in two parts, and
- one part shall be placed with the body, preferably in the mouth of the deceased. 
Poland, Norma Obronna NO-02-A053:2004, Działania wojenne Procedury pochówku poległych i zmarłych, enacted by decision No. 134/MON related to the Approval and Enforcement of Regulatory Instruments in Respect of State Defence and Security, 21 April 2009, published in the Official Gazette of the Ministry of National Defence, No. 8, Item 99, April 2009, Section 2.7.