Saturday 15 April 1916 – We Lost 280
RFC and RNAS aircraft deliver 13 tons of stores into Kut el Amara, Mesopotamia, while it is besieged by the Turks.
British occupy Kharga Oasis, 120 miles south southwest of Assiut.
British troops again attack the Turks at Beit Aisa without success.
39 Squadron Royal Flying Corps is formed at Hounslow to defend London
Today’s losses include:
- A family that will lose four sons in the Great War
- A man whose brother was killed last September
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Second Lieutenant W J N Dunnachie (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 34. He is the son of the late R D Dunnachie JP.
- Private Henry Thomas Vranch (Somerset Light Infantry) dies in Mesopotamia at age 30. His brother will be killed next September.
- Private James Conlon (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed. He is one of four brothers who will lose their lives in the war.