Sunday 16 January 1916 – We Lost 165

by greatwarliveslost

British monitors again shell Westeinde, Belgium.

Townshend signals that the garrison at Kut now has 21 days rations left for the British troops, 17 for the Indian, and 5 days fodder. Aylmer has more time than previously thought.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Ralph Edgar Ruck-Keene (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend Edward Ralp Ruck-Keene Rector of Copford who will lose another son in September 1917.
  • Sergeant Henry James Scott (London Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in October.
  • Private George Henry Jennings Brown (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Brown Vicar of St Stephen’s Walthamstow.