Monday 12 June 1916 – We Lost 252

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Ernest Newton Heale

Ernest Newton Heale

In Africa British forces move onto the mainland to attack the German garrison holding Mwanza, the largest German port on Lake Victoria. Half the Baganda Rifles land with Force “B” at Senga Point and the remainder land with Force Reserve near Kaienzie Bay.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Newton Heale (Indian Pioneers commanding 14th Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of blood poisoning from wounds at age 46. He served in the Somali campaign. His brother will die of wounds next May and they are sons of the Reverend James Newton Heale Vicar of Harbledown.
  • Private Orde Murray-Browne (Quebec Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the late Reverend Charles Chapman Murray-Browne Vicar of Hucclecote who lost another son at Jutland.