Saturday 22 April 1916 – We lost 595
British forces progress in German East Africa.
Today’s losses include:
- A Baronet
- The son of a Member of Parliament
- The son of a High Sheriff
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Gordon Fair (commanding 6th North Lancashire Regiment) is killed in Basra Mesopotamia.
- Lieutenant ‘Sir’ John Henry Jaffray (Worcester Yeomanry) 3rd Baronet is killed in action at age 22.
- Lieutenant Michael Richard Leader Armstrong (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 26. He is the son of the Right Honorable Henry Bruce Armstrong MP DL and High Sheriff.
- Second Lieutenant Oswald Arthur Hodgson (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend H A Hodgson.
- Second Lieutenant William Ernest Albert Clayton (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the son of Methodist Minister the Reverend William John Clayton.
- Corporal Fred Wiltse Pfohl (South African Infantry) is killed in Nairobi at age 24. His brother will be killed in February 1917.
- Lance Corporal Harold Richard Everitt (Scouts Section, Canadian Infantry) dies of wounds at age 25. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
- Private Fred Cregeen (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed in action. His brother will be killed in two years in April 1918.
- Private Frederick Whitfield (Eastern Ontario Regiment) is killed in action at age 33. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
- Private James Dale Elliot (Black Watch) dies of wounds in the Persian Gulf at age 22. His brother will be killed in France in September.
- Private A Gerrie (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies on service at home. His brother will be killed serving in the Royal Naval Reserve versus German destroyers off Dover on 15th February 1918.
- Private William Malcolm (Black Watch) is killed at age 27 in Mesopotamia. His brother will be killed in October 1917.