Wednesday 6 September 1916 – We Lost 768
British airmen raid Turkish camps, supply depots and camel lines at Mazar in the Sinai Peninsula with good results.
In New Zealand a bill is passed for compulsory military service which will stimulate recruitment.
The British advance is checked north of Kissaki in the Uluguru Mountains.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The grandson of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- A man whose nephew will be killed January 1914 in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
- A brother of a future Vice Admiral and a Brigadier
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Thomas Gordon Fitzpatrick (Royal Irish Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend William Fitzpatrick Rector of Dysart.
- Lieutenant Bertram Glossop (Devonshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Canon G H P Glossop.
- Lieutenant Rolf Guillaume Bertram (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of ‘the Honorable’ Louis John Bertram CMG.
- Lieutenant Albert Edward Kinghan (Royal Irish Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of the late Reverend D P Kinghan.
- Lieutenant Francis Campion Mulcahy Morgan (Irish Rifles) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in October 1914 and their nephew will be killed serving in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 4th January 1945.
- Lieutenant Sinclair M Gunn MC (Black Watch) dies of wounds in High Wood. His brother was killed in April of this year.
- Second Lieutenant Leonard Marriott Davenport (Irish Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 27. His brother will be killed in March 1918 and they are grandsons of James Clutterbuck Vicar of Long Wittenham and their brothers will go on to become a Vice Admiral and Brigadier.
- Second Lieutenant Frederick John Cruse Dixon (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 26. He had been a graduate student of the Royal Academy of London.
- Lance Corporal James Thomas Sadgrove (London) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in September 1918.
- Lance Corporal Tommy Stafford (Dublin Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 24, two years after his older brother was killed.
- Private Walter Henry Cox (Bedfordshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 27. His brother will be killed next April.
- Driver Samuel Bater MM (Devonshire Regiment) is killed. His two brothers will be killed in 1918.
- Private Alfred Frederick James Newman (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 32. His brother will be killed on HMS Viking when it is involved in a collision in February 1918.
- Private Christopher James Brown (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 33. His brother will be killed next May.
- Private James Henry Searles (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in December 1914.