Wednesday 7 June 1916 – We Lost 299
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Second Lieutenant Ronald MacKenzie Benton (Sikhs) is killed in action in Mesopotamia as a member of the Kut relief force at age 21. He is the son of ‘Sir’ John Benton KCIE.
- Second Lieutenant Ralph de Warrenne Harvey (Dorsetshire Regiment attached King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies of wounds received at Vimy Ridge at age 18. His brother also dies while serving with the Australian Infantry this year.
- Private Stanton Emile Thomas McGreer (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in October 1918.