Sunday 4 June 1916 – We Lost 626

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Arthur William Taanner

The Royal Navy bombards Ostend in the hope of sealing the harbor.

Today’s losses include:

  • An Assistant Master at Shrewsbury School
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The grandson of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two or three sons in the Great War
  • The brother of a Victoria Cross winner who will also be killed in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur William Tanner (commanding 10th Field Ambulance Canadian Army Medical Corps) dies of wounds at age 40.
  • Lieutenant Colonel A G Stuart (Pathans) dies in England at age 43. He is the son of the late Reverend A G Stuart.
  • Captain Leslie Woodroffe MC (Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds at age 31. He is the Assistant Master at Shrewsbury School and his two brothers who will also be killed in the War including Second Lieutenant Sidney Clayton Woodroffe VC.
  • Lieutenant Lionel Henry Salvin Bowlby (Dragoons) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Second Lieutenant Henry Earlam Johnson (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 26. He is the first of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Lance Sergeant Frank Gordon Macaulay (Canadian Scottish) is killed at age 29. He is the grandson of the Reverend Canon John Macaulay.
  • Lance Corporal Frederick R Patch (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed in December 1914.
  • Private Arthur Leggott (Saskatchewan Regiment) is killed at age 30. His brother was killed in May 1915 serving in the same Regiment.