Thursday 29 June 1916 – We Lost 503

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Today’s losses include:

  • A skilled polo player
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Laurence Henry Bloy (Lancashire Fusiliers) dies of wounds received the previous day at age 23. His brother will be killed in December 1917.
  • Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Richard Henry Talbot (Royal Naval Air Service) is accidentally killed at home at age 28. He is the son of ‘the Honorable’ Alfred Talbot.
  • Second Lieutenant William David Semple (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at Monchy-le-Bois at age 21. He is the son of Lieutenant Colonel ‘Sir’ David Semple and his younger brother will die of wounds in the last week of the war.
  • Second Lieutenant James Herbert Neynor MacLeod (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed at age 29. He is the son of Norman Neville MacLeod JP.
  • Corporal Frederick William Hunter (Auckland Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. His brother will be killed in September of this year and he was a splendid horseman and skilled polo player.  He represented Waikato in the Savill Cup in 1913.
  • Private Albert LeMesurier De Lisle (Eastern Ontario Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
  • Private William Brennan (Otago Infantry) is killed at age 21. His brother died during training at home in March 1915.
  • Private V G Le Feaver (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed next May.