Friday 19 May 1916 – We Lost 276

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William Renwick Marshall

William Renwick Marshall

Britain and France conclude the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

Turks evacuate the Es Sinn position on the right bank of the Tigris.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • The son of a General
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel William Renwick Marshall DSO (commanding Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 45. He is a South Africa War veteran and his brother will die of wounds in October.
  • Lieutenant William Noel Soames (Cheshire Yeomanry) is killed in Egypt at age 27. His brother was among the 1st 99 to be awarded the Military Cross and was killed in July 1915.
  • Second Lieutenant Alec Gordon Boulton (Special List and Interpreter attached Baluchistan Infantry and APM Headquarters 3rd Army) dies of pneumonia from wounds received in action at age 36. The son of Major General C F Boulton had been a prisoner of war in the South Africa War.
  • Second Lieutenant Alexander Neill Bain (Gordon Highlanders) is killed in action at age 23. His brother will be killed in August 1917.
  • Private Charlie Smith (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 31. His brother will be killed in April 1917.
  • Private William James Lamb (Berkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 18. His brother was killed in November 1914.