Sunday 13 February 1916 – We Lost 246

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Today’s losses include:

  • A son of the 5th Marquis of Bath
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major William McCall Johnstone (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Peter Langton May (Scots Greys) is killed in a mine explosion at the Quarries Hulloch at age 39. He is the son of Peter Wilson May JP.
  • Second Lieutenant John Alexander Thynne (Scots Greys) Viscount Weymouth is killed at age 20. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Thomas Henry Thynne, the 5th Marquis and Marchioness of Bath.
  • Private William C Pettman (Highland Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 22. His brother will be killed in October 1917.