Saturday 22 April 1916 – We lost 595

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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.