Saturday 10 June 1916 – We Lost 271

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German artillery is very active near Ypres.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man who helped develop usages for a bullet proof vest and the Bangalore Torpedo
  • The son of a General
  • The grandson of a man killed in the Crimean War
  • A man whose son will be killed in July 1918
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Edward Lucian Ingpen (Northern Rhodesian Police) dies of wounds received during a small battle three days earlier at the German fort at Bismarckburg East Africa at age 25. His brother will be killed in December 1917 and they are sons of Arthur Robert Ingpen KC.
  • Lieutenant Cyril Aldin Smith DSO (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve attached Headquarters 6th Division) is killed at age 39. He developed a bullet-proof shield and the Bangalore torpedo. He is known as the Admiral.
  • Lieutenant Douglas Guille Nisbet (South Wales Borderers) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed next February.
  • Second Lieutenant Thomas Burton Forster (Royal Irish Regiment) is killed in action at age 30. He is the son of Major General John Burton, CB and his grandfather J B Forster (Wiltshire Regiment) was killed in the Crimea.
  • 2nd Corporal John Drummond (Royal Engineers) is killed. His son will be killed in July 1918.
  • Private Ernest Christopher Percival Thomas (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will die following an operation in August.