Thursday 2 March 1916 – We Lost 679

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Herbert Frederick Birdwood

Conscription is introduced.

 Today’s losses include:

  • An Assistant Master at Wellington College
  • A victim of Max Immelmann
  • Two sons of members of the clergy
  • Two families that will lose four sons
  • Two families that will lose three sons
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons
  • A man whose fifth son will be born next September

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Humphrey John Baillie MC (Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed in action at Kut at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend William Gordon Baillie Vicar of Lynton.
  • Lieutenant Alfred Evans Broad MC (Dorsetshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 26. He is the Assistant Master at Wellington College.
  • Lieutenant Herbert Frederick Birdwood (London Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 22, when he becomes the ninth victim of Max Immelmann over Somain. He is the fourth nephew of General ‘Sir’ George Birdwood to be killed in the Great War.
  • Lieutenant Joseph J Maxwell-Stuart (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. He is one of four sons of the Honorable Mrs. Maxwell-Stuart of Dorset to die in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Wilfrid Herbert Marshall North Cox (Sherwood Foresters) dies of wounds at home at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Herbert George Charles North-Cox Vicar of Barton of Humber Newcastle-on-Tyne.
  • Lance Corporal William Cameron (Gordon Highlanders) is killed. His two brothers will also lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Herbert Page (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 30. His fifth child will be born on 1st  His brother will be killed in July of this year.
  • Private James Edward Tibbitt (Suffolk Regiment) is killed. His brother will be killed in November 1917.
  • Private William Frost (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 23. His two brothers will be killed in the next four months.
  • Private William Herbert Sharman (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed serving the Royal Naval Reserve in 1918.
  • Private Alfred Ballinger (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 28. His older brother will be killed in July. Private William George Tyerman (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 23 four days after his brother was killed.
  • Sapper A W Hayles (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed on HMS Vanguard.
  • Private Cyril Foers Kirby (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother will be killed in June 1917.
  • Private James Farquharson (Saskatchewan Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the first of four brothers who are killed in the Great War.