Saturday 20 May 1916 – We Lost 276

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The British regain the mine crater on Vimy Ridge lost three days ago.

The South bank of the Tigris to Shatt-el-Hai is cleared of Turks.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant James Rendell Willkinson (Lancashire Fusiliers) is accidentally killed in a fall from a roof as a prisoner of war at Gnadenfrei prison camp while making meteorological observations. He is 26 years old.
  • Second Lieutenant George Edward Elliott (Royal Sussex Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the late Reverend W Elliott Vicar of Bramhope, Leeds and a scholar of Queen’s College, Oxford.