Wednesday 26 January 1916 – We Lost 211

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Osborne George DeCourcy Baldwin

Torpedo boat #13 is lost in a collision in the North Sea.

General ‘Sir’ Percy Lake joins the Kut relief force.

Austria and Germany protest to Rumania the sale of wheat to Great Britain.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A family that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose brother died of illness serving the South Africa War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel T W Thomas (commanding 9th Bhopal Infantry) is killed in Mesopotamia.
  • Major Rupert Charles Chabbert Meyricke (Royal Field Artillery) dies of illness contracted on Gallipoli at age 38. His brother Robert died of illness in the South African War and Robert’s twin died in a steeplechase accident in 1905.
  • Captain Osborne George De Courcy Baldwin (Royal Munster Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 30. He is the son of the late Reverend W H Baldwin. He had been the District Inspector of Charleville, County Cork until November.
  • Captain Edward Keith Ogilby Fergusson (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed at 22. He is the son of the Reverend John Moore Fergusson and the Head Prefect of Berkhamsted School.
  • Gunner John Charles Cobb (Royal Field Artillery) dies at home as a result of an accident at age 37. His younger brother will be killed in action in July.