Wednesday 9 February 1916 – We Lost 177

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George Taylor Richardson

George Taylor Richardson

Major General W E Peyton succeeds Major General A Wallace in command of the Western Frontier Force Egypt.

A combined British and Belgian force of six ships sink the German ship Hedwig von Wissmann on Lake Tanganyika.

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • The son-in-law of a General

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain George Taylor Richardson (Eastern Ontario Regiment) dies of wounds at 29. He is a Canadian Amateur Hockey defenseman who played for Queens University when they won the Allan Cup in 1909 as the National Senior (21 and over) amateur national Hockey Champions. Queens University stadium is named for him and he will be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950.
  • Captain Allister Ralph Speirs-Alexander (Indian Medical Service attached Gurkha Rifles) dies of wounds at Kut. He is the son-in-law of Major General Frank Hale Berwick Marsh.