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In the House of Commons to-day Mr. Tennant said that the latest total of war casualties reported up to April 11 was 139,347. (The total casualties were given as 57,000 on October 31 and 104,000 on February 4.) Field-Marshal Sir John French‘s dispatch (covering the period February 2-March 20) published in The Times. British losses in the battle of Neuve Chapelle were 190 officers and 2,337 other ranks killed; 359 officers and 8,174 other ranks wounded; and 23 officers and 1,728 other ranks missing. The enemy left several thousand dead on the battlefield, and over 12,000 wounded were removed by train. Thirty officers and 1,657 other ranks of the enemy were captured. In Alsace to the north of the Lauch the French progress 1,630 yards. French airmen drop bombs near Metz.