Tuesday 12 September 1916 – Wed Lost 516

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Oliver Hugh Ormrod

Oliver Hugh Ormrod

The Grenadier Guards attack Ginchy Telegraph and The Quadrilaterial unsuccessfully suffering heavy casualties.

  • Lieutenant Armar Valentine Lowry-Corry MC is killed at age 20. He is the son of Brigadier General Noel L Lowry-Corry.
  • Lance Corporal Arthur Hosking is killed at age 25. He is the second of three brothers who will all be killed in 1916, the third, his twin, will be killed in less than one month.

Divisional GHQ moves to Dar es Salaam, which becomes the chief sea base for movement of supplies and for the evacuation of the sick and wounded from East Africa.

Today’s losses include:

  • Son of a General
  • Son of a Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff for County Denbigh
  • Assistant Master at Capthorne School
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Kenneth Churchill Craige Taylor (British Columbia Regiment) is killed at age 28. He is a partner with Duncan Peter Bell-Irving in the firm of “Taylor and Bell-Irving” Land Surveyours of Vancouver. His partner Lieutenant Duncan Peter Bell-Iring was killed in February 1915.
  • Captain Oliver Hugh Ormrod (Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at age 30. He is the middle of three sons of Major Oliver Ormrod JP the High Sheriff for County Denbigh.
  • Captain Joseph Walton Hedley (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend Matthew Hedley and he is the assistant master at Copthorne School Crawley Sussex.
  • Lieutenant Geoffrey Lancelot Railton (Royal Naval Air Service) is accidentally killed. He is the son of the Reverend William Railton Vicar of Plumpton.
  • Lieutenant John Ure Garrow (Canadian Mounted Rifles) is gassed to death at age 28. He is the son of the late Honorable Mr. Justice Garrow.
  • Assistant Paymaster James MacArthur Philips (Royal Naval Reserve) dies in Glasgow at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend G M Philips.
  • Second Lieutenant Stanley Kentfield Edwards Hildersley (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
  • Corporal John Dockerill (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in August 1917.
  • Private John Milton (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 20. His brother died of wounds in June 1915.