Monday 28 February 1916 – We Lost 172

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British forces occupy Barani in western Egypt.

The hired trawlers Angelus and Weigelia are sunk by mines off Dover with a loss of three including the skipper of Angelus Richard Saunders who is killed at age 26.

 Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose brother will die on service on the same day in 1919
  • A man who is killed on his 23rd birthday
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Harry Wilkins (Suffolk Regiment) is killed in action on his 23rd He went out to France 9th January and was working with a party filling sandbags when he is shot through the head and killed.
  • Trooper Albert Lawrence Brown (Canadian Mounted Rifles) dies on service in Canada at age 27. His brother will die on service on the same day in 1919.
  • Private Sidney Rodgers (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother died on service in September 1914 in India.