Monday 14 August 1916 – We Lost 639
Today’s losses include:
- A Welsh International Rugby footballer
- Multiple families that will lose two or three sons in the Great War
- A man whose son was born within the last week
- A trophy winning swimmer
- An Australian Great War Diarist
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Charles Meyrick Pritchard (South Wales Borderers) is killed. He is a former Welsh International Rugby player who earned fourteen caps. He played for Newport fourteen seasons.
- Captain William Henry Bouchier Savile (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 40. His brother was killed in June 1915.
- Lieutenant John Keefer Kennedy (British Columbia Regiment) is killed in action at age 41. He is the son of ‘Sir’ John Kennedy and a Court Prosecutor for the Vancouver Police Department.
- Sergeant Louis Victor Mann (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 36. His brother will be killed in December 1916 in Mesopotamia.
- Sergeant Edward Garner (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed last September.
- Lance Corporal Edward Victor Odell (Royal Berkshire Regiment) is killed. His son will be born 9 days before his wife is notified of his death. He is the second of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
- Lance Corporal William Henry Holland (Otago Infantry) is killed at age 32. He is a trophy winning swimmer.
- Private Frederick Norman Tarrant (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 24. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in a five week period on the Western Front.
- Private Walter Edward Dalziell (Australian Imperial Forces) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in April 1917.
- Private Harry Herbert Freeman (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 35. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
- Private Alan Fraser Fry (Australian Infantry) is killed. He is an Australian Great War Diarist and his brother will be killed next April.