Tuesday 1 August 1916 – We Lost 670

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William Tyndall

William Ernest Tyndall

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.