Saturday 26 August 1916 – We Lost 666

by greatwarliveslost

The 1st British Division occupies the Tanganyika town of Morogoro.

Today’s losses include:

  • A 16-year old
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Henry Morton Weyman (Royal Field Artillery) is accidentally killed by a horse at Colchester. His brother will die of wounds in October 1917.
  • Second Lieutenant Ernest Austen DCM (Hussars Indian Army) dies at age 46 at Meerut, India of enteric fever. He is a veteran of the South Africa War and his brother will die in the last month of the war on service.
  • Second Lieutenant Maurice Llewellyn Taylor (Rifle Brigade) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend J Taylor.
  • Lance Sergeant Frederick Ballard MM (Berkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 21. His brother died of wounds in July last year.
  • Private Frank Clifford John Mason (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 16.
  • Corporal W H Crellin (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Private Charles Henry Jude (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 24. His brother died of wounds in July 1916.
  • Private Barlow Herbert Ellis Louisada MM (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
  • Private Charles Henry Jude (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 24. His brother died of wounds last month.
  • Private John Archibald Ingram (Central Ontario Regiment) dies of wounds at age 43 received his first day in the firing line. He is the son of Reverend J Ingram.