Wednesday 14 June 1916 – We Lost 346
The British now advance overland on two axes, brushing aside small piquets of Schutztruppe, and capturing Mwanza. The German garrison withdraws south but leaves behind a 4.1-inch gun from the battle-cruiser Konigsberg (this gun is last seen mounted on a traffic-island in Jinja, Uganda).
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant George Ross McGusty (Royal Irish Rifles) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of George Alfred McGusty, KC.
- Lieutenant Geoffrey Anthony St John Jones (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend Alfred Henry Jones Vicar of St Martin’s Stamford.
- Lieutenant Howard James MacLaurin (Manitoba Regiment) is killed in action at age 28. His brother was killed while serving as a private in the same regiment in April 1916.
- Second Lieutenant Arthur Noel Bingley (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend John Thomas Bingley.
- Private Hugh Neil Lamont (Alberta Regiment) dies of wounds received at Ypres at age 29. He is the son of the Reverend I Lamont.
Private Cyril George Ettrick Moore (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in November 1918. They are sons of the Reverend George Moore Vicar of Packington.