Monday 1 May 1916 – We Lost 323

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Eastern Suburbs RUFC

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.