Tuesday 1 August 1916 – We Lost 670
The Royal Scots attempt to extend their hold on Intermediate Trench on the Somme by bombing westward, but have no success.
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- A Berkshire cricket player in the 1905 Minor Counties Championship
- A son of the member of the clergy
- The son of a Jurist
- A South African cricketer
- Families that will two and three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel William Ernest Marriott Tyndall DSO (formerly commanding 2nd Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) dies of wounds at age 41 at Roehampton received 18th April 1915. He is a South Africa War veteran and played cricket for Berkshire the Minor Counties Champions in 1905.
- Captain John Champain Tanner (Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at home at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Maurice Tanner.
- Second Lieutenant Arthur Cuthbert Lock (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached 104th Rifles) dies as a prisoner of war in Mesopotamia at age 28. He is the son of His Honour Judge Benjamin Fossett Lock.
- Lance Corporal Ernest William Tarrant (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed in action. He is the middle of three brothers who are killed in a five week period on the Western Front.
- Rifleman Thomas William Whateley (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed. His brother was killed last month.
- Private Claude Newberry (South African Infantry) is killed at age 27. He is a South African cricketer who played in four tests from 1913-14.
- Private Arthur Stuart (Devonshire Regiment) is killed in Mesopotamia. His brother will be killed next July.