Tuesday 9 May 1916 – We Lost 203
German forces attack British and South Africans holding Kondoa Irangi German East Africa unsuccessfully.
General Milne succeeds General Mahon at Salonika. Mahon will command the West forces in Egypt.
Today’s losses include:
- A Brigadier General
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- A family that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Colonel (Temporary Brigadier General) Frederick James Heyworth CB DSO (Scots Guards, commanding 3rd Guards Brigade Guards Division) is killed in action at Ypres at age 53. He is killed by a sniper in “Muddy Lane” while going up to the front at about 07:00 to inspect a new crater.
- Lieutenant “Sir” Archibald Augustus Campbell (Cameron Highlanders) is killed in action at age 38.
- Lieutenant Charles Selwyn Cowley (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the son of John Selwyn Cowley JP.
- Corporal William Robert Beeton (Suffolk Regiment) dies of wounds at age 24. His brother will be killed in July of this year.