Tuesday 16 November 1915 – We Lost 189
The enemy rush “A” Bomb Station held by the Royal Scots at about 21:27. They gain a temporary footing but are eventually bombed out. Two more attacks are repulsed.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A reporter and editor for New Zealand newspapers
- A man whose brother will be killed later in the the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Francis Douglas Adamson (Border Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Cuthbert Edward Adamson Rector of Houghton le Spring.
- Sergeant James McKenzie Spence (Auckland Infantry) is killed at age 28. He had been a reporter on the staff of the Northern Mail and Northern Advocate and a sub editor of the North Auckland Times.
- Private Alex Waters (Seaforth Highlanders) is accidentally killed while cleaning his rifle at age 20. His brother will be killed in action in November 1917.