Friday 1 September 1916 – We Lost 633

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Roderic Alan Edward O'Connor

Roderic Alan Edward O’Connor

Today’s losses include:

  • The son-in-law of the 4th Marques of Ormonde
  • The uncle of man who will be killed at Dieppe in August 1942
  • A man and his nephew killed on the same day, both are cricket players
  • The son of a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  •  Captain Edward Brassey Egerton (Lancers) dies of wounds at age 27. He is the son of Lady Mabelle Egerton and son-in-law of the 4th Marques of Ormonde. His nephew will be killed in the raid on Dieppe in August 1942.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Hugh Johns (Royal Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Roger Owen Johns Vicar of Billingshurts.
  • Lieutenant Oswald Hood (Sussex Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend E P Hood.
  • Second Lieutenant Eric Clarence Symons (Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds at age 22. He is the son of the Very Reverend Dean Charles J F Symons Shanghai China.
  • Second Lieutenant Roderic Alan Edward O’Connor (Leinster Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother was killed last July and they are sons of Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Richard Edward O’Connor.
  • Second Lieutenant Herbert Flowers (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 36. He played cricket for Hertford College, Eastbourne and Steyning. His nephew Second Lieutenant John Arthur Flowers (Sussex Regiment) is also killed at age 20. He played cricket for the Lancing Eleven.
  • Corporal John Bennett MM (Welsh Fusiliers) dies of wounds at home at age 28. He is the first of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Corporal George Perry (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother died of wounds in July.
  • Private John Howard Newberry Gleave (Canadian Pioneers) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Gleave Vicar of Douglas.