Friday 9 July 1915 – We Lost 196

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German flag captured in SW Africa

German flag captured in SW Africa

German forces in South West Africa surrender to British and South Africans at Tsumeb ending the South West Africa Campaign.  A total of 1,597 soldiers have died during the campaign.

Today’s losses include:

  • A nephew of a member of the clergy
  • Two men who will have their brothers killed later in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  • Captain John Fitzgerald Gwynne MC (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed at age twenty-six when a sniper shoots him through the head as he is attending a man who has been lying wounded in an exposed, unsafe trench for three days, unattended. His brother will be killed in January next year.
  • Flight Lieutenant Marmaduke Henry Monckton (Royal Flying Corps) is killed near Dickebusch at age 24. He is the nephew of the Reverend W G Monckton.
  • Private Augustus Dell Toulmin (Australian Army Medical Corps) dies in England while on active service at age 20. His brother will be killed in May 1917.