Tuesday 13 June 1916 – We Lost 623
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.