Practice Relating to Rule 116. Accounting for the Dead
Section E. Information concerning the dead
Poland’s Procedures Governing the Interment of Soldiers Killed in Action (2009) states:
A copy of the [burial] report should be sent to:
- in the case of the burial of fallen or deceased members of the allied forces: NATO headquarters, who will pass the report on to national headquarters.
- the Military Personnel Records Office or the Information Bureau of the Polish Red Cross.
The Records Office should also receive a report on the burial of soldiers belonging to enemy forces, together with a list of buried allied and enemy soldiers.
The Procedures also states: “Identity tags belonging to deceased members of the national or allied armed forces shall be split in two parts, and … [one] part should be sent to the headquarters of the unit responsible for the burial of the fallen and the dead.”