Wednesday 29 March 1916 – We Lost 192

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Gerald Howard Smith

Gerald Howard Smith

Today’s losses include:

  • A Marylebone Cricket player
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Gerald Howard Smith MC (South Staffordshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 36. He played for the Marylebone Cricket Club and is the son of the Honourable Judge Howard Smith.
  • Private Clement Mossop (South African Infantry) dies of wounds received while serving with the East African Expeditionary Forces at age 26. He was wounded ten days prior. He is one of four brothers in the Army, one of which will be killed in the next year while serving on the Western Front.  His sister also served as a nurse in the Red Cross.
  • Private Alfred Edwin Longmore (Canadian Infantry) dies on service at home at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Francis Longmore Rector of Carman Manitoba who will lose another son in September 1918.