Friday 9 July 1915 – We Lost 196
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.