Sunday 10 September 1916 – We Lost 920

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Cap badge of the Welsh Guards

Cap badge of the Welsh Guards

A company of the Grenadier Guards is sent forward to to support the Welsh Guards as they are under heavy enemy attack.

  • Major Harry Hickman Bromfield DSO (Welsh Guards) is killed at age 47. He is the son-in-law of ‘Sir’ Charles and Lady Philipps of Pictor Castle and he was the Chief Constable of Radnorshire in 1909. His brother died of wounds near Boshof 1901 as a Captain in the Imperial Yeomanry.
  • Second Lieutenant Edward Luke Henry Bagot (Welsh Guards) is killed at age 19. He is the son of Major ‘the Honorable’ Walter Bagot DSO and a nephew of the 4th Baron Bagot and grandson of the 3rd Baron Bagot of Bagot’s Bromley.
  • Second Lieutenant Edward Gazalet (Welsh Guards) is killed at age 22. His brother is a Member of Parliament, amateur squash champion and Oxford Blue for Tennis, Lawn Tennis and Racquets and will die while serving in the Royal Artillery at Gibraltar in 1943.  Second Lieutenant Alexander Piggott Wernher (Welsh Guards) is killed in action at age 19.  He is the son of ‘Sir’ Julius Wenher, the 1st

Today’s losses include:

  • Chief Constable of Radnorshire in 1909
  • A man whose brother died of wounds in South Africa in 1901
  • A nephew of Baron Bagot
  • The brother of a Member of Parliament
  • An amateur squash champion
  • An Oxford Blue for tennis
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The son of a Lord Justice
  • An Australian Rules Football umpire
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • Families that will three and five sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Hugh Urquhart Scrutton MC (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds in action in Greece. He is the son of Lord Justice Scrutton.
  • Lieutenant Henry Stewart-Moore (Inniskilling Fusiliers) is killed at age 31. He is the son of James Stewart-Moore DL.
  • Second Lieutenant Francis Wollocombe (Devonshire Regiment) dies of wounds received four days earlier at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend John Henry Bidlake Wollocombe, Rector of Stowford, Devon.
  • Second Lieutenant Wollocombe received a Commission in the Devonshire Regiment in December, 1914. He volunteered for service in both the West and East African Campaigns, but was not allowed to transfer. He went to France in October 1915, and served with his Regiment near Fricourt and Mametz until April 1916, when he was wounded in the shoulder and invalided home. He returned to France in August, having asked for a Medical Board before his leave expired. On 6th September he took part in an attack on Ginchy and was shot in both legs, and being unable to get out of a shell hole is left behind. Picked up two days later he dies in the 21st Casualty Clearing Station at Corbie.
  • Second Lieutenant G Hosegood (Devonshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. His two brothers were killed in action, one in February 1915 and the other in September 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur Dominic Wilson (Munster Fusiliers) is killed at age 21. He is a student at Trinity College Dublin intending to take Holy Orders and the son of the Reverend Canon Arthur Wilson.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles Edward Stewart (Manchester Regiment) dies of wounds at age 32. He is one of five brothers who will lose their lives their lives in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Harry Leslie Roberts (Royal Field Artillery) is killed. His brother will be killed in less than a week.
  • Lance Corporal Joseph Someset Bignell (Royal West Kent Regiment) dies of dysentery as a prisoner of war in Mesopotamia at age 23. His brother was killed in September 1915.
  • Lance Corporal Isaac Reginald Hughes (Bedfordshire Regiment) dies of wounds received at Falfemont Farm at age 19. His brother was killed last September.
  • Private Alfred Walter De Lisle (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed in action at age 34. His brother was killed in June of this year.
  • Rifleman Albert Sidney Backler (London Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 21. His brother died in February 1915 while in the service.
  • Private Richard Benney (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) dies on service in India at age 24. His brother will be killed in November 1917 in Palestine.
  • Private Alexander Salton (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds at age 45. He is an Australian Rules Football Goal Umpire and is killed in a charge over open ground by machine gun fire in the stomach.  He is the only Australian Rules Football Umpire killed in either World War.
  • Rifleman Norman Edgar Gregory (London Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend B D W Gregory who will lose another son in October 1918.