Wednesday 16 August 1916 – We Lost 1,115
On hundred four Squadron loses seven machines.
In Macedonia a patrol under Captain P. A. Leicester (Worcestershire Regiment) tonight carries out a daring reconnaissance of ‘Horseshoe Hill’. The information obtained by Captain Leicester’s patrol (he discovers that the hill is not held in strength, and that the enemy’s defences are weak and much damaged by gunfire) enables plans to be made for an attack on ‘Horseshoe Hill’ the following night.
Today’s losses include:
- A Police Constable
- A 16-year old
- A Professional footballer
- The Assistant Librarian at Liverpool University
- The man for whom the Bedwell Prize will be founded at Exeter College
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The son of popular actor and comedian E J Lonnen
- A member of the clergy
- A forces boxing champion
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain John Lyndhurst Vaughan MC (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at Guillemont by a sniper. He is a boxing champion of the forces and his brother was killed last September.
- Lieutenant the Reverend William Urquhart (Black Watch) is killed at Mametz Wood at age 32.
- Lieutenant Edwin John Leslie Lonnen (Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at age 27. He is the son of the popular actor and comedian E J Lonnen of musical burlesque primarily at the Gaiety Theatre.
- Lieutenant Edward William Rigby Jacques (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed in High Wood, Fourreaux at age 21. He is the eldest son of the late Reverend William Baldwin Jacques, sometime Vicar of Whittle- le-Woods, Lancashire, and Rector of Burton Latimer, Kettering.
- Lieutenant Luit Alexander Ellis Walford (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in April 1915.
- Second Lieutenant Victor Leopold Leopold Stevens Bedwell (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 22. The Bedwell Prize will be founded at Exeter College in memory of his “brilliant learning and personality”.
- Second Lieutenant Homer Lindsay Matheson (East Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of the late Reverend John Matheson.
- Second Lieutenant Neville Lancelot Collins (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will die of wounds in August 1920 and they are sons of the Reverend Canon Collins Rector of Lydd.
- Second Lieutenant Joseph Reginald Mark Lawrence (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend T R Lawrence.
- Sergeant Innes Douglas Boyce (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Wilfrid Anderson Boyce Vicar of Litchfield.
- Lance Corporal Charles Henry Mace (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
- Lance Corporal Archibald Nutting (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His older brother will die of his war wounds in May 1920.
- Private Eric Albert Peppiette (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the Assistant Librarian at Liverpool University.
- Private John Thompson (Suffolk Regiment) is killed. His two brothers will be killed later in the Great War.
- Private Hugh Heath (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 21. His older brother was killed last June.
- Private George Scott (Middlesex Regiment) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 30. He scored 34 goals while playing in 213 matches for the Clapton Orient and Sutherland District Football Clubs.
- Private Robert Harrison (Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed in November 1917.
- Private William Arthur Ursell (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed last year on Gallipoli.
- Private Stanley John Adams (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at Moquet Farm, France at age 16.
- Private Alexander Richard White (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 18. His half-brother died of wounds last September.
- Private and police constable Cecil George Charman (Suffolk Regiment) dies of wounds at age 22.
- Private Sidney Bird (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed. His brother will be killed next July.
- Private James Booth (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will die of wounds next March.