Saturday 11 March 1916 – We Lost 313

British forces attack Latema-Reata German East Africa but are repulsed.  The Germans withdraw at night.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Bertram Robert Graham (Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides commanding 3rd King’s Africa Rifles) is killed at age 41 in the attack.
  • Lieutenant Guy Rambant Healy (Munster Fusiliers attached King’s African Rifles) is also killed. He is the son of Archdeacon Healy.

Today’s losses include:

  • The only son of a Baronet and Member of Parliament and father of the next Baronet
  • The son-in-law of a Viscount
  • A man whose father has previously died on service in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain George Crosfield Norris Nicholson (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 31. He is the only son of ‘Sir’ Charles Norris Nicholson MP 1st Baronet and father of the 2nd Baronet the son in law of Viscount Elibank.
  • Private Charles Chapman Junior (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action. His father died serving in the same regiment in January 1915.