Friday 21 July 1916 – We Lost 837
Lieutenant Henry Webber (South Lancashire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 68. He was for over forty years a member of the London Stock Exchange. He is the oldest known battle death recorded in the Great War. His three sons, who all served in the forces, survive the war.
Today’s losses include:
- The oldest battle death recorded in the Great Wara
- Two England International footballers
- A Bradford City footballer
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great Wwar
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A man whose father will be killed next November
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Henry Borgnis Baret Hammond-Chambers (King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment) is killed in action at age 31. He is the son of R S B Hammond-Chambers, KC.
- Captain Jack Oliver Cooper (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 20 while on a bombing mission. He is the son of ‘Sir” Alfred & Lady Cooper.
- Captain Robert Curwen Richmond Blair DSO (Border Regiment) is killed at age 37. He is buried next to his cousin who will be killed in June of next year.
- Lieutenant Strawson Lievesley Wilson (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 27. He is an England International Football player.
- Second Lieutenant Lawrence John Wareham (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed at age 20 three weeks after his brother was lost on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
- Second Lieutenant Cyril Vincent Noel Puckridge (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend J Puckridge.
- Sergeant Ernest Goodwin (West Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds to the arm and leg on 1st He played for the Bradford City Football Club and dies at age 22.
- Sergeant Percy John Blaker (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed one day short of his 23rd His brother was killed six days prior.
- Sergeant Arthur Herbert Watts (East Kent Regiment) is killed eighteen days after his brother was killed.
- Lance Corporal Reginald Arthur Kerry (Australian Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 27 he is the son of the late Reverend John George Kerry.
- Private John Charles Edwards (Newfoundland Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will die of wounds in May 1918.
- Private Joseph Allen (Cheshire Regiment) dies of wounds. His brother was killed three weeks ago.
- Private Albert Herron (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
- Private Edward Charles Jenkins (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His father will be killed serving in the same regiment in November.
- Gunner Frederick Walton Golightly (South African Heavy Artillery) a Rhodes Scholar is killed in action at age 25.
- Private Andrew Inglis (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in April 1917.
- Private Fred Longstaff (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. He is a football forward with the Northern Unions Internationals, Yorkshire County and Huddersfield and toured with the last team to visit Australia and New Zealand before the war earning three caps in his career.
- Driver Victor Randoph Brown (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at home at age 22. His brother was killed in October 1914.