Monday 1 May 1916 – We Lost 323
Casualties during the Dublin rising are put at 124 military and constabulary killed, 397 wounded and missing, 180 civilians killed and 614 total wounded.
Today’s losses include:
- An Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club player
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A man who will have two brothers killed in the Great War
- A man who will have three cousins killed in the Great War
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Christopher Wilkinson Brown (Royal Scots Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend C V Brown and he had been wounded twice in 1915.
- Captain Neville Wallach MC (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 21 when a shell burst sends a splinter through his head as his officers are sitting down to eat. He is a member of the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football club and his brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Lieutenant Harry Morton Ellis Adie (Central Ontario Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) dies of wounds at age 29. His three cousins will be killed in the Great War.
- Private Patrick Pender (Munster Fusiliers) dies at home in Dover. His brother was killed in July 1915.
- Private Victor Herbert Nicholas (Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds at age 23. His brother was killed in March 1915.
- Private James Potts (Lancaster Regiment) dies on service in Mesopotamia at age 17. He is the first of three brothers who will lose their lives in the war.
- Private W Bussell (Quebec Regiment) is killed at age 30. His brother was killed in April 1915.