Saturday 26 August 1916 – We Lost 666
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.