Tuesday 13 June 1916 – We Lost 623

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Oswald Wetherald Grant

Oswald Wetherald Grant

Canadians retake positions lost at Ypres eleven days earlier.

Today’s losses include:

  • The 1912 winner of the Canadian Inter Collegiate Tennis Championship double with his partner who will be killed in 1918
  • The son of a General
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Ross Penner Cotton (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son the Major General W H Cotton and his brother was killed eleven days earlier and they are buried in the same cemetery.
  • Lieutenant Oswald Wetherald Grant (Western Ontario Regiment) is killed by a shell at age 23. With his partner Hugh D’Alton Livingston (killed August 1918) he won the Canadian Inter-Collegiate Tennis Champions in 1912. He is the son of the Reverend Dr. Andrew S Grant.
  • Lieutenant Maurice Russell Henderson (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will die at home just before the Armistice is signed in November 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Denis William Amos Santler (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed on the first day of 1915.
  • Private Bernard Christopher Innes-Browne (Quebec Regiment) is killed in action at age 35. He is the brother of Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose Innes-Browne (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) who will be killed in action in April 1918.
  • Private Frankly Heath (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in August.
  • Private Robert Cormack (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds. His brother will be killed next month.
  • Private James Howard Allan (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother will be killed in September.