Friday 15 September 1916 – We Lost 6,784

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Raymond Asquith

Raymond Asquith

The Battle of Flers – Courcelette will be the third and last of the large-scale offensives mounted by the British Army during the Battle of the Somme.  The battle, which will last a week, is significant for the first use of the tank in warfare and expectations are high that it will prove a decisive weapon. However, the Mark I tank’s performance in the battle is patchy and General ‘Sir’ Douglas Haig, has been criticised for revealing the secret weapon too soon. He was warned against this by both his field commanders and the French government.

Like the earlier offensives of 1st July (Battle of Albert) and 14th July (Battle of Bazentin Ridge), Haig has hopes to achieve a breakthrough, enabling a return to mobile warfare. Though the British, Canadian and New Zealand forces do make significant gains on the day, a breakthrough is not forthcoming and the Somme front reverts to a struggle of attrition, which, with the onset of wet weather, creates dreadful conditions in which the infantry has to live and fight.

Objectives that are taken include High Wood and the Switch Line over which the British have been struggling for two months. On the left flank the Canadian Corps captures Courcelette while in the centre the villages of Martinpuich and Flers are taken but these are short of the original objectives of Gueudecourt and Lesbœufs. On the right, the German redoubt known as the Quadrilateral stops the British short of Morval.

General Smuts’ columns reach south of the Uluguru Hills and occupy Kissaki, while British naval forces occupy the Sudi Bay.

One thousand three hundred and eight hours of flying are recorded by the Royal Flying Corps. Twenty four German aircraft and two kite balloons are shot down.  Eight tons of explosives are dropped on Bapaume Station, while Velu Station and Provins Aerodrome are also bombed.  Near Cambrai a bomb is dropped from five hundred feet which blows up an ammunition train. Third Wing Royal Flying Corps carries out ninety six shoots including seventy on enemy artillery batteries.

  • Captain Alfred Spencer Mason Summers (Hussars attached Royal Flying Corps) the only son of the late Right Honorable J W Summers MP is killed at age 30.
  • Captain Guy Lindsay Cruikshank DSO MC (Gordon Highlanders attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 26. His brother was killed four days short of two years earlier and their sister will be killed in the blitz on 9th September 1940 serving in the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service of the YMCA Central Club.
  • Captain Ferdinand Goncalves Glenday (Northumberland Fusiliers attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 24. He is the nephew of the Reverend E A Glenday Vicar of Holy Trinity with whom he lived after his father died.

Lieutenant Raymond Asquith (Grenadier Guards) the son of the Prime Minister and future Earl of Oxford and Asquith dies of wounds near Ginchy at age 37.  While leading the first half of Company 4 in the attack he is shot in the chest and dies while being carried back to an aid casualty clearing station.  An associate of Rupert Brooke he was a barrister and scholar of high intellect and had been President of the Union at Oxford and won the Craven, Derby and Ireland Scholarships, a First in Greats and a Fellowship at All Souls.  He headstone is engraved “Small time but in that small most greatly lived this star of England”.  He is a Great War Poet leaving the poems Untitled and Belgian Railway Verses. He was junior counsel in the North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration and the investigation of the sinking of the Titanic. His widow is a descendant of ‘Little Jack Horner’ of nursery rhyme fame and her younger brother will be killed next year. He is the great-uncle of actress Helena Bonham-Carter.

For the first time in history three battalions of the Coldstream Guards attack together advancing along the Ginchy-Lesboefs road. In spite of advancing “as steady as though they were walking down the Mall’ they suffer heavy casualties. Of the seventeen officers and 690 other ranks that go into battle, only three officers and 221 other ranks survive.

  • Lieutenant Colonel ‘the Honorable’ Guy Victor Baring (commanding 1st Coldstream Guards) killed age at 43. He is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Worcester. He is a South African War veteran and son of the 4th Baron Ashburton. He joined the Coldstream Guards in 1893 and was sent to South Africa in 1899 being present at the battles of Belmont, Graspans, Modder River, Magersfontein and Driefontein and he was present at the occupation of Bloemfontein. He was the commander of a detachment of the Coldstream Guards which in 1900 went to the inauguration of the Earl of Hopetoun as Governor General of Australia. He was then attached to the King’s African Rifles and was with the Jubaland Expedition in 1901 against he Ogaden Somalis.He was elected to Parliament in the 1906 general election and was re-elected in both the January and December 1910 elections. He retired from the Coldstream Guards in 1913 but rejoined on the outbreak of war in 1914. Baring married is married and has six children including the cricketer Giles Baring. Among his grandchildren is the actress Rachel Ward and the actress and environmentalist Tracy Worcester. Captain and Adjutant George Ronald Lane (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Major General ‘Sir’ Ronald B Lane.
  • Captain Henry Archibald Cubitt (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 24. He is the eldest son and heir of the 2nd Baron Ashcombe who will lose two other sons in the war. He was born the same day as J R R Tolkien.
  • Lieutenant Richard Nicholas Dilberoglue (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
  • Lieutenant William George Edmonstone (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 19. He is the eldest son of ‘Sir’ Archibald Edmonstone CVO the 5th Baronet of Duntreath.
  • Lieutenant Ronald Herbert Pike Pease (Coldstream Guards) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of Herbert Pike Pease 1st Baron and Lady Daryngton.
  • Lieutenant Dillwyn Parrish Starr (Coldstream Guards) is killed leading his platoon. He is a 1908 graduate of Harvard and played four years of American Football, two years as quarterback and two years as an end. He is the son of Dr. Louis Starr Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. While at Harvard he was a member of Hasty Pudding and Porcelian Clubs. Second
  • Lieutenant Francis Grissell (Coldstream Guards) is killed by the explosion of a German hand-grenade after reaching the second objective during the Guards’ advance. His brother will be killed commanding a battalion of the Norfolk Regiment in April 1917.
  • Private Harry Crowder (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in 10 days.
  • Private Ernest David Wilkins (Coldstream Guards) is killed. He is the last of four brothers who lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Ernest James Saye (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 28. His brother Thomas will also lose his life in the Great War.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of the Prime Minister
  • Two members of Parliament
  • Multiple sons of Members of Parliament
  • Son of the Chief Judge of Native Land Court in New Zealand
  • A Great War Poet
  • Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • A man whose sister will be killed during the blitz in September 1940 serving in the London Auxiliary Ambulance Service of the YMCA Central Club
  • A nephew of member of the clergy
  • Multiple grandsons of General
  • Multiple men who will have sons killed in the Second World War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A grandson of a member of the clergy
  • The Master of Shrewsbury
  • A Baronet
  • Multiple Rosslyn Park Rugby footballers
  • Two Rhodes Scholars
  • Multiple brothers killed together
  • The son-in-law of Lady Rothmere
  • A grandson of the 3rd Earl of Rosse
  • The brother of a Manchester City Police Officer
  • A member of the Royal North West Mounted Police
  • Multiple sons of a Generals
  • The son of the Minister of Militia and Defence for Canada
  • The son-in-law of a Member of Parliament in New Zealand
  • A Waikato Football player
  • A Kairau Rugby Football Clubpalyer
  • The great grandson of the 2nd Earl of Courtown
  • A man whose father died on service earlier
  • A man father was killed in the South African War
  • The Parliamentary Secretary to a Member of Parliament
  • An Assistant Master at Buxton Street School Whitechapel
  • A man whose brother-in-law will be killed
  • A man whose sister will die on service in February 1919
  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • A Hull City footballer
  • The great uncle of actress Helena Bonham-Carter
  • The husband of a descendant of Little Jack Horner of nursery rhyme fame
  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • The son of the 4th Baron Ashburton
  • The grandfather of actresses Rachel Ward and Tracy Worcester
  • The father of cricketer Giles Baring
  • The son and heir to the 2nd Baron Ashcombe
  • Multiple sons of Baronets
  • The son of the 1st Baron Daryngton
  • A graduate of Harvard
  • A Corinthians Football Club player
  • An England Football international
  • A Justice of the Peace
  • The 2nd Earl of Faversham
  • The son-in-law of the 5th Earl of Warwick
  • A man whose son-in-law will be killed in 1942 when he fails to answer a challenge
  • The son of Shakespearean actor Francis Robert Benson

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel James Mortimer CMG (commanding 5th Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 45.
  • Captain Thomas Sowerby Rowlandson MC (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 36. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he won a blue for Association Football from where he joined the Corinthians Football Club and played regularly for them in goal and later for Sunderland, he also took a team representing England to South Africa, Budapest, Norway, Sweden and Canada and is an F.A. Amateur International.  He is Justice of the Peace for North Riding; and with the outbreak of the Great War he gave his family home over to the Red Cross to act as a hospital.  He was commissioned Lieutenant in the Yorkshire Regiment in September 1914 being promoted to Captain in October 1915.  He dies on the parapet of a German trench at the head of his men. An enemy bomb strikes him on the shoulder killing him instantly.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles William Reginald Duncombe (Yorkshire Hussars commanding 21st King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 37. He is the 2nd Earl of Feversham, son of the Viscount Helmsley and son-in-law of the 5th Earl of Warwick. He became Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton in 1906 and held the seat until he inherited his title on the death of his grandfather in 1915. His deerhound was taken to the front with him and killed and buried with him.  His son-in-law will be killed by a friendly sentry when he does not answer a challenge in 1942 and his wife the daughter of the Earl will commit suicide shortly after.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Eric William Benson (commanding 9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action. He is the son of the Shakespearean actor ‘Sir’ Francis (Frank) Robert Benson who is a cousin of Basil Rathbone.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Peter Marten (West Yorkshire Regiment commanding 18th King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 36.
  • Captain Douglas Scott Dalrymple-Clarke MC (King’s Royal Rifle Corps attached Trench Mortar Battery) is killed at age 34. He and his wife were both grandchildren of General ‘Sir’ William Sewell KCB.
  • Lieutenant Max Joseph Shaw (Royal Fusiliers) is killed. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.
  • Second Lieutenant Robert Butler Nivison (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed while leading his men in an attack at Flers at age 21. He is the youngest son of ‘Sir’ Robert Nivison 1st
  • Second Lieutenant John Joseph Langford (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 22. His brother was killed in June of this year.
  • Second Lieutenant Thomas Percy Arthur Hervey (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 29. He is the son of the Reverend James Arthur Hervey Rector of Chipstead and grandson of the Right Reverend Lord Arthur Charles Hervey.
  • Corporal Charles William Whitney (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 26. His brother will die on service at home at age 26.
  • Rifleman Edward Bates (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
  • Captain Evelyn Herbert Lightfoot Southwell (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Herbert Burrows Southwell and is Master of Shrewsbury. Captain William Claude Frederick Vaudrey-Barker-Mill (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 42. He is the husband of the ‘Honorable’ Mary Brenda Barker-Mill.
  • Captain Herbert Westlkae Garton (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in September 1918.
  • Lieutenant George Henry Richard Combe (Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 27. He is the son of Richard and Lady Constance Combe and the grandson of General George Henry Conyngham 3rd Marquess Conyngham..
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur Douglas MacNaghten (Rifle Brigade) the 7th Baronet is killed in action at age 19. His brother, the 6th Baronet, was killed on 1st July 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant Reginald Rogers (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 33. His brother was killed in an auto accident in April of this year.
  • Acting Corporal Andrew Stewart (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 23. His brother will die of pneumonia on service in February 1919.
  • Rifleman Harold Robin Crawley (Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 26. His brother was killed at the same age in June 1915.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Percival Hamilton MC (West Surrey Regiment commanding 19th London Regiment) is killed.
  • Major John Robert Trinder MC (London Regiment) is killed by a sniper at age 25. He is Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer.
  • Captain William George Cubitt Chichester (London Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Edward Arthur Chichester Vicar of Dorking and the Honorable Mrs. Chichester.
  • Captain John Brine Mitchell (London Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is Rhodes Scholar.
  • Captain Arthur George Leslie Jepson (London Regiment) is killed leading an advance at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend George Jepson Rector of Uckfield.
  • Lieutenant David Henderson (London Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the son of the Right Honorable Arthur Henderson LLD MP.
  • Lieutenant Stanley Macbeth (London Regiment) is killed at age 36, his brother Second Lieutenant Harold John Macbeth (London Regiment) is also killed today at age 26.
  • Second Lieutenant Alfred Lynn Cooper (London Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
  • Company Sergeant Major Henry Augustus Brubach (London Regiment) is killed. He is the 3rd of four brothers who are killed in the war.
  • Lance Corporal John William Hart (London Regiment) is killed at age 29. He is a horticultural pathologist at Bedford College in charge of the botanical garden the successful development of which was largely due to his skill and energy. He is one of three brothers who served.
  • Captain John Somerled Thorps MC (Scots Guards) is killed at age 44.He is the son-in-law of the Reverend Honorable Sidney Meade.
  • Captain Claude Bartholomew MC (Scots Guards attached Machine Gun Corps) is killed in action at age 33. He is the son-in-law of Lady Rothmere.
  • Captain Ernest Pellew Orr-Ewing (Scots Guards) is killed at age 33. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Archibald Orr-Ewing 3rd
  • Captain Desmond Clere Parsons (Irish Guards) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of the Honorable R C Parsons and grandson of the 3rd Earl of Rosse.
  • Lieutenant Ewan Lewis Mylne MC (Irish Guards) is killed at age 32. His brother was killed in May 1915 and they are sons of Bishop Louis Mylne of Bombay.
  • Lieutenant Herbert Douglas Vernon (Grenadier Guards attached Guards Machine Gun Corps) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Herbert Vernon, the 2nd
  • Second Lieutenant Noel Butler (Irish Guards) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend G H Butler.
  • Second Lieutenant David Archibald James Chapman (Scots Guards) is killed at age 23. He is the grandson of ‘Sir’ Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner 1st
  • Lance Sergeant Cuthbert Adam Lockwood (Grenadier Guards) is killed. He is the first of three brothers who will lose their lives in the War within a one year period.
  • Private Herbert Rawnsley (Scots Guards) is killed in action at age 20. His brother will be killed in August 1918.
  • Private Thomas Sloan (Scots Guards) is killed in action. He is one of four brothers who will be killed in the Great War.
  • Private George Frederick Skarratt (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 28. He is the first of three brothers who are killed in the war and he along with one of his brothers is a Manchester City Police Officer.
  • Captain Ernest Frederick Pinkham (Alberta Regiment) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Right Reverend William Cyprian Pinkham the 1st Bishop of Calgary.
  • Lieutenant Lawrence Stanley Carrick (Alberta Regiment) is killed at age 34. He is a member of the Royal North West Mounted Police.
  • Lieutenant Arthur John Motyer (Canadian Field Artillery) is the second Rhodes Scholar is killed today when he is lost at age 30.
  • Lieutenant J C Mewburn (Western Ontario Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of Major General S C Mewburn Minister of Militia and Defense for Canada.
  • Sergeant Cyril James Everitt (British Columbia Regiment) is killed at age 29. His brother died of wounds last April.
  • Lance Corporal Charles Dykes Burgess (Western Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 27. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.
  • Private Abner Bridgstock (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 33. His brother will be killed next year.
  • Private Walter Ure Landsborough (British Columbia Regiment) is killed at age 42. He is the son of the Reverend Dr. Landsborough.
  • Private Eric Nelson Norris (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed last August on Gallipoli.
  • Private James Graham Brown (Alberta Regiment) is killed at Courcelette at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend James Brown.
  • Private John Ernest Barnes (Western Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the middle of three brothers who will be killed in the Great War, the last being killed in two weeks.
  • Private Arthur George St John Toms (Eastern Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed in November and they are sons of the Reverend Alfred Augustus Toms Vicar of Flixton.
  • Private Frank Moorhouse (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 18. He won the Intermediate Championship of Winnipeg High School Sports in October 1914.
  • Sergeant Major Robert Wallace Hunter (Auckland Regiment) is killed in action at age 28. He is the son of law of Mr R F Bollard, Member of Parliament and his younger brother was killed in June of this year.
  • Sergeant Clifford Storer Faire (Auckland Infantry) is killed. He is the only son of ‘Sir’ Samuel Faire.
  • Sergeant William Henry Cowan (Auckland Infantry) dies of wounds at age 34. He is a South African War veteran and his brother was killed in May 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Trooper Wallace Neville Glasgow (Auckland Infantry) is killed at age 24. His is a Waikato football player.
  • Rifleman Frank Ellis Fermore Tansey (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 20. His brother will die on service at home in March 1919.
  • Bombardier William George Krogman (New Zealand Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 23. He is a member of the Kairau Football Club and represented Wanganui in the Rugby Union matches.
  • Brothers Hubert Howard Hughes and John Frederick Hughes both serving New Zealand Regiments are killed in action on the same day. Both are privates, Hubert dies at age 31 while serving in the Otago Regiment while John dies at age 42 while serving in the Auckland Regiment.
  • Rifleman Arthur Joseph Bird (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed in the sinking of the Marquette in October 1915.
  • Private Charles William Catton (New Zealand Machine Gun Corps) is killed. His brother will be killed in less than one week.
  • Rifleman Eric Mannington Austin (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at Flers. His brother will die of wounds in August 1917.
  • Private Lionel Gibbons Okey (Wellington Infantry) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in August 1915.
  • Riflemen, brothers and stretcher bearers John Harold age 41 and Ralph Lancelot Bacchus age 38 (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) are killed by the same shell.
  • Private James William Kearney (Auckland Regiment) dies of wounds received the previous day. He is the son of the Reverend T R Kearney.
  • Acting Bombardier Hugh Stocker (New Zealand Field Artillery) is killed. His brother will be killed in May 1917 and they are sons of the Reverend Harry Stocker Archdeacon of Invergargill New Zealand.
  • Private Stephen Hanson (Otago Regiment) is killed. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.
  • Private Leonard Charles Hardy (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother died of wounds in May 1915.
  • Private William James Hull (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed next February.
  • Private Charles Henry Wilson (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed next May.
  • Private Robert Lovett (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. His brothers will be killed later in the Great War, the first in three days the second in May 1918.
  • Private George Kingston (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 42 his brother will be killed next month while serving in the same Regiment.
  • Major Heneage Frank Stopford (Royal Horse Artillery) is killed at age 39. He is the grandson of the Reverend Honorable Richard Bruce Stopford and great grandson of 2nd Earl of Courtown.
  • Temporary Captain Humphrey Dowson MC (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies of wounds. He is a Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer and was awarded his Military Cross last month “for conspicuous gallantry in action when he took command of the company when another officer was wounded, organized his defenses and held his own with great determination”.
  • Captain Trevor Carlyon Tweedy (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 21. His father will die on service in England serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps next July.
  • Captain Hubert Henderson Logan (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed in action at age 43. He is the son of the late Major General A G D Logan and had a brother who was killed in November 1914.
  • Lieutenant John Tyrell Champion Fallowes (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend John Prince Fallowes Rector of Heene.
  • Lieutenant Raymond Gilbert Hooker Yeatherd (Dragoon Guards) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed in April 1917 and their father Lieutenant Colonel E W Yeathered (Lancashire Regiment) was killed during the relief of Ladysmith in the South Africa War.
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur Clapton (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Ernest Clapton. Second Lieutenant John Hearn Snowball (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 36. His brother will be killed in June next year.
  • Second Lieutenant Alastair Stuart Gilmour (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 28. He is the Parliamentary Secretary to W. Mitchell-Thomson MP for North Down, Ireland. He enlisted as a Trooper in the London Yeomanry in September, 1914, and was afterwards given a Commission in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He left for France in August 1914 and is killed by a shell while leading his men over a parapet near Albert.
  • Sergeant Edward Joseph Vranch (Somerset Light Infantry) is killed at age 38. His brother died on service in Mesopotamia in April 1916.
  • Harry, 23, and Thomas Stickells, 25, are killed serving together in the East Kent Regiment.
  • Private William H Bowsher (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) is killed in action near High Wood at the Somme at age 26. His brother will be killed next August.
  • Private Bert Ridgwell (Essex Regiment) dies on service. His brother will die of wounds in October 1917.
  • Private Augustine Herron (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed July of this year.
  • Private John A Moore (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
  • Private Robert Hunsley (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 29. He is the first of three brothers who will be killed over the next year.
  • Private Alfred Stanley Harknett (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 28. His brother will die of wounds in August 1918.
  • Private Henry John Hugh Cook (Leicestershire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed last July.
  • Private Alec Francis Warren (Middlesex Regiment) is killed near Leuze Wood at age 28. He is the Assistant Master at Buxton Street School, Whitechapel.
  • Private Charles Edward Ridges (Lancers) is killed at age 22. His brother died of wounds in January 1915.
  • Private Percy Daniel Stone (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 32. His brother in law was killed in October 1915.
  • Private James Ryder Luker (London Regiment) is killed at age 21. His sister will die on service in February 1919.
  • Private Alfred Grensted (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 29. He is the son of the Reverend Canon F F Grensted.
  • Private Henry Mark Ruddock (Canadian Infantry) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Mark Ruddock Vicar of Ardeley.
  • Private William Buckington VC (Leicestershire Regiment) is killed at age 29. He was awarded his Victoria Cross for actions on 10th through 12th March last year.
  • Private John Taylor (Royal Scots) is killed at age 30. He is a professional footballer for Hull City who scored three goals in nine appearances.
  • Private Bernard William Carter (London Regiment) is killed. His son will lose his life serving in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in September 1941.
  • Private Harry Crisp (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in July 1918.
  • Private John Edward Beeley (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed in September 1917.
  • Private William England (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed in action. His brother will be accidentally killed while on leave in Germany when he falls from a train and fractures his skull in April 1919.
  • Rifleman Thomas Ackerley Jones (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed last October and they are sons of Robert Noble Jones Chief Judge of Native Land Court in New Zealand.