Sunday 6 February 1916 – We Lost 184
.A patrol of the 17th Indian Cavalry encounters the enemy and fights a skirmish at Nagarsene, East Africa in which the patrol’s commander Captain Vernon Conrad Duberly is killed. He and a small party of ten fight a rear guard action to save the rest of his patrol numbering almost 40 men.
Four Austrian destroyers are driven to Cattaro by a British cruiser and a French torpedo boat covering the retirement of the Serbian Army to Corfu.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple men who will lose brothers in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Private Arthur Frederick Bennett (Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 24. His brother Charles will also be killed in the Great War.
- Private Bernard John Doyle (Middlesex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His brother will be killed in the Royal Flying Corps in March 1918.
- Private Clement Everard Gregory Pike (Canadian Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 31. His brother was killed in September 1914 and they are sons of the Reverend James Kirk Pike Vicar of St Barnabas Mossley Hill.