Practice Relating to Rule 123. Recording and Notification of Personal Details of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Sierra Leone’s Instructor Manual (2007) states:
In any combat operation, when enemy combatants are first captured they straightaway become POWs [prisoners of war]. The first action to be taken therefore is to:
e. Identify them in order to establish their next of kin. In this process, they are only required to give their service number, rank, name, and date of birth.
[emphasis in original]