Thursday 25 May 1916 – We Lost 220
Married men are deemed to have enlisted under the same circumstances as applied to unmarried men on 27th January of this year.
British forces occupy Same, Rufu, Iager, Lembeni and Ngulu as the Germans retreat in German East Africa.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A man whose brother will be killed in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Percy Frank Anderson Cocks (Royal West Surrey Regiment) dies on a hospital ship during a voyage from Basra to Bombay at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Frank Robert Cocks Rector of Upton.
- Lieutenant Charles Edward Newell (Inniskilling Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 19. His brother will be accidentally killed in September.
- Lance Corporal Charles Ernest Cort Bashford (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Bashford.