Thursday 13 July 1916 – We Lost 805
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- Brothers killed together
- Multiple families that will two and three sons in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A man whose father will be killed in April 1918
- A man whose sister’s husband will also be killed in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Hubert Lionel Budge (commanding 12th Royal Scots) is killed in action at age 38. His brother will be killed in September 1918.
- Brothers CSM Albert Frank Greenfield and Sergeant Percy Greenfield are killed in action together while serving in the West Surrey Regiment. Albert is killed at age 22 while Percy is only 20. Their older brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme serving in the same regiment.
- Second Lieutenant Henry Harold Hodges (Leinster Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend John George Hodges Rector of Radmurcher.
- Lance Corporal Thomas James Earl (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 22. His brother will be gassed to death next year.
- Rifleman William Henry Crook (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 21. His father will be killed in April 1918.
- Private A Pearce (West Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. His brother will be killed in February 1917.
- Private Harry Woodward (Grenadier Guards) dies after being invalided home from France. His sister also lost her husband during the Great War.
- Private Jeremiah Smith (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 27. His brother will be killed next March.
- Private Edwin Ridgley Hasse (Alberta Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Reverend Louie St. Aubin Hasse.
- Rifleman Norman George Tynwald Hill (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Oscar Elliott Hill Rector of Barnoldby le Beck.