Thursday 16 March 1916 – We Lost 246
Dame Lucy Innes Branfoot
Today’s losses include:
- The widow of a Surgeon General
- A man whose brother will be killed later in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A holder of the Royal Humane Society Medal for life saving
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Edward Basil Blogg DSO (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 28. He is the son of the late Reverend Fowler Dabington Blogg, Rector of Great Mongeham.
- Captain Llewellyn James Jones (East Surrey Regiment) dies of wounds received four day earlier at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend George Jones of Dummer Rectory, Basingstoke and had been awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for attempting to save the life of Lieutenant G E J Wills (West India Regiment) on 25th October 1913 at Sierra Leone.
- Dame Lucy Innes Branfoot a civilian serving on Lady Mabelle Egerton’s Coffee Staff dies of bronchitis at age 52. She is the wife of the late Surgeon General ‘Sir’ A M Egerton.
- Stoker 1st Class William James Gill (HMS Vivid) dies on service at home at age 36. His brother will be killed in June 1917.