Monday 3 April 1916 – We Lost 266

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John Frederick Egerton

John Frederick Egerton

British lines are advanced 600 yards at St Eloi.

British forces retire at Alawad near Aden.

The armed passenger cargo ship Clan Campbell is sunk by a torpedo from the U-39 in the Mediterranean Sea 29 miles south east from Cape Bon.

Today’s losses include:

  • The brother of the author and playwright George Calderon
  • The son of a General
  • The son of the Princess Olga Labanow de Rostoff
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain and Brigade Major John George Harter (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 27. His brother was killed in June 1915.
  • Second Lieutenant Humphrey Porteous Cole (Devonshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 21. He is the son of Major General R A Cole.
  • Second Lieutenant John Frederick Egerton (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 19. His is the son of the Right Honorable ‘Sir’ Edwin Egerton GCMG KCB and Olga Egerton Princess Olga Lobanow de Rostoff.
  • Sergeant Charles Anthony (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies of wounds at age 29. His brother will be killed next January.
  • Private Frederick Elwyn Calderon (Eastern Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 42. His brother, the author and playwright George Calderon was killed in June 1915.