Tuesday 15 February 1916 – We Lost 283

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Harold Godfrey Bacahe

Harold Godfrey Bacahe

Today’s losses include:

  • An England Tennis and Hockey international player
  • A First Class Cricket player
  • A West Bromwich Albion footballer
  • A West Ham United footballer
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Edwy Baxter (114th Canadian Infantry) dies on service in Canada at age 37. He is the son of the late Honorable Jacob Baxter.
  • Second Lieutenant Harold Godfrey Bache (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed at age 26. He played in 20 first class cricket matches between 1907 and 1910. He was also a fine footballer playing for West Bromwich Albion and winning an England amateur cap. He also played Tennis and Hockey for England.
  • Sergeant Major Frank Cannon (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 32. He played football for West Ham United in 1909 and 1910.
  • Private Harry Barnes (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. His brother will die at home two weeks after the Great War ends.
  • Private Francis James Morley (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed last July.