Sunday 11 June 1916 – We Lost 302

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John Edward Raphael

The heavy German bombardment of Ypres continues.

Today’s losses include:

  • An England Rugby International
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A man whose twin brother will be killed next month

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major E W R Hadden (Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the late Reverend R H Hadden.
  • Lieutenant and Aide de Camp John Edward Raphael (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 35. He is a fine athlete, sportsman and double blue at Oxford and former Rugby International for England.
  • Lieutenant Dacre William Moore (Machine Gun Corps) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend William Richard Moore the Bishop of Kilmore and is a divinity student at Trinity College, University of Dublin.
  • Private Richard Gordon Crowley (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 21. His twin brother will be killed next month.