Tuesday 16 November 1915 – We Lost 189

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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.