Practice Relating to Rule 116. Accounting for the Dead
Section A. Identification of the dead prior to disposal
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) states that, when the tactical situation permits, the dead should be buried after identification and medical examination. It also states: “All the dead must be listed.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “If the tactical situation permits, and after identification, the dead must be buried, incinerated or buried at sea, as appropriate.”
The manual further states: “In the case of [burial] at sea, the entire double [identity] disc must be retained.”
The manual, under the heading “The Case of Deceased Prisoners of War”, also provides that “[a]ll dead must be registered”.