Wednesday 26 July 1916 – We Lost 707

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Alexander Hewitt Bostock

Alexander Hewitt Bostock

The torpedo boat TB9 is sunk after a collision in the North Sea.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Canadian Senator
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • Man who will have three brothers killed
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A 16-year old
  • A local cricketer and footballer
  • A man shot at dawn

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Alexander Hewitt Bostock (Lord Strathcona’s Horse attached Central Ontario Regiment) is killed in action. He is the son of the ‘Honorable” Hewitt Bostock Canadian Senator.
  • Lieutenant Maurice Penrose Fitzgerald (Royal West Surrey Regiment) dies on service in Ireland at age 23. His brother will be killed in October of this year.
  • Second Lieutenant Basil George Hope Maclear MC (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 30. He is the son of the late Reverend George Frederick Maclear DD Warden of St Augustine’s College Canerbury Kent and he has a brother who will die on service in January 1919.
  • Private Edward Sydney Cawe (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at Poziere at age 16.
  • Private Philip Beeby (Northamptonshire Regiment) dies of wounds received in action at Rouen. His brother will be killed in May 1917.
  • Private Edward George Smith (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 25. His three brothers will also be killed in the Great War and he is a local cricketer and footballer.
  • Bombardier Frederick Stanley Arnold (Canadian Field Artillery) is executed by firing squad for desertion at age 26. He went missing on 5th June and was captured in Boulogne two days later in civilian clothes.
  • Private Angelus Basil Elliott (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Elliott Rector of Queanbeyan New South Wales.