Sunday 13 August 1916 – We Lost 673
The destroyer HMS Lassoo is sunk when it strikes a mine off the Maas light vessel while escorting a convoy to Holland killing six.
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A man whose son will be killed in October 1918
- A Professor of Mathematics at University College, Reading
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Leonard Sharp CMG (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 49. He is the son of the Reverend J P Sharp, and his son will be killed in October 1918.
- Lieutenant Samuel Brice McLaren (Royal Engineers) dies of wounds received in action at age 39. He is a Professor of Mathematics at University College, Reading and the son of the Reverend Samuel Gilfillan McLaren.
- Second Lieutenant Eric Percival St George Cartwright (Leinster Regiment attached Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed in February 1918.
- Lance Corporal Arthur John Thomas (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 19 following an operation. His brother was killed last June.
- Private Charles Baden Drury Powell (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
- Gunner David John Evans (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 22. His brother will die of wounds as a prisoner of war in July 1918.
- Private Albert George Matthews (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will die on service in November 1918.