Monday 13 March 1916 – We Lost 241

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Victor Annesley Barrington-Kennett

Victor Annesley Barrington-Kennett

South African cavalry seize New Moshi in Tanganyika.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Rhodes Scholar
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A family that will lose three sons in the Great War
  • A Henley rower
  • The 10th victim of Max Immelmann

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Victor Annesley Barrington-Kennett (Grenadier Guards attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 29. He is one of three sons of His Majesties Body Guard to die in the Great War. He is the 10th victim of Max Immelmann and a contemporary of Julian Grenfell and Charles Lister at Eton. He was the Captain of the boat club at Oxford and rowed at Henley. He was awarded Aviators Certificate #190 from the Royal Aero Club on 5th March 1912.
  • Captain Arthur Frank Gribbell (Royal Field Artillery) dies at home at age 40. He is the son of the Reverend Frank Barrow Gribbell.
  • Captain Arnold Hayes Burrows (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Joseph Burrows.
  • Lieutenant John Young Alexander Line (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend John Russell Line Vicar of Deane.
  • Lieutenant Charles Hercules Francis Augustus Newton (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 26. He is a Rhodes Scholar.
  • Lance Corporal Thomas Weir (Black Watch) is killed in Basra. The engine fitter from Springburn Glagow is the father of the actress Molly Weir and the mountain climber, naturalist, writer and broadcaster Tom Weir.
  • Private David Newell (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 23. He is the middle of three brothers who will be killed in the Great War.