Sunday 16 January 1916 – We Lost 165
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.