Practice Relating to Rule 116. Accounting for the Dead
Section E. Information concerning the dead
Switzerland’s Basic Military Manual (1987) provides: “Half of the double identity disc, or the whole disc if single, shall remain on the body.”
The manual further states: “All elements helping to identify the … dead enemy … shall be recorded and communicated without delay to the Official Information Office.”
The information to be collected includes, for instance, the date and place of death, indications concerning the death and all other information on the identity card or the half of a double identity disc.