Friday 14 April 1916 – We Lost 243
British forces occupy Salanga German East Africa.
Naval airplanes raid Constantinople.
Today’s losses include:
- A man who is shot at dawn
- Two families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Kenneth Gunn (Black Watch) is killed at age 27. His brother will die of wounds next September.
- Corporal George C Rosie (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds at the 12th Field Ambulance at age 22. His brother will be killed in November 1917.
- Private Edward Bolton (Cheshire Regiment) is shot at dawn for desertion. In a strange twist, while under a commuted and suspended sentence of death for a previous offense Private Bolton was allowed home leave in December 1915 and when his leave was over he remained at home and had even taken up civilian employment under a false name. He was arrested and returned to the Arras front, where he was executed in Roclincourt Valley.