Tuesday 4 April 1916 – We Lost 247
South African forces defeat the Germans at Lolkisale Hill.
Today’s losses include:
- A member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada
- The son of a member of the clergy
- The grandson of a member of the clergy
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Hugo Delves Broughton (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 37. He is the grandson of the Reverend Thomas Delves Broughton.
- Lance Corporal Alwyn Bramley-Moore (Eastern Ontario Regiment) is dies of wounds at age 37. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1909 to 1913 sitting with the Liberal caucus in government. Bramley-Moore ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1909 Alberta general election as the Liberal candidate in the electoral district of Alexandra. In that election he would defeat future MLA James Lowery in a landslide victory. He would only serve a single term in the provincial legislature sitting in the back benches. He retired at dissolution of the assembly in 1913. While fighting in the war he was shot by a German sniper in March 1916 and died in hospital today. After his death a portrait of Moore was commissioned by Premier Arthur Lewis Sifton and is displayed in the legislature for many years. He is the son of the Reverend William Bramley-Moore. Moore became a cult hero to modern day Alberta separatists for his many quotations and writings on exploitation of Alberta by eastern Canada.