Monday 18 September 1916 – We Lost 1,061
South of the Ancre, British advance, taking “Quadrilateral” between Bouleaux Wood and Ginchy, on a front of a mile, to a depth of 1,000 yards.
British aeroplanes bomb an enemy aerodrome in the Shumran bend (above Kut-el-Amara).
British forces raid Birel Tawal (30 miles south of El Kubri, Suez).
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- A military chaplain
- A member of the clergy
- The son of a General
- An England Rugby International footballer
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- A man whose brother will be shot at dawn
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Herbert Morris MC (commanding 9th Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 33.
- Chaplain ‘the Reverend’ Rupert Edward Inglis is killed in action at age 53 while aiding wounded soldiers. He is the son of the late Major General ‘Sir’ John Inglis KCB the defender of Lucknow and is a former England International Rugby Football player. He stated he could not tell his parishoners that it was their duty to serve if he stayed home.
- Captain Colin Johnstone Maclaverty (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 37. He is the son of the Reverend Alexander Maclaverty Vicar of Llangattock.
- Captain Edward Harris (New Zealand Pioneer Battalion) is killed at age 46. He is the son of Archdeacon Harris of Akaroa.
- Captain Cecil Mackenzie Hughman (Middlesex Regiment) is killed in action. His brother was killed last March.
- Lieutenant Richard Henry Marriott MC (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Canon Percy A R Marriott Rector of Redhill.
- Lieutenant Ernest Wilfred Havelock (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 33. He is a Minister of the Presbyterian Church.
- Second Lieutenant William Ferrier Charlton (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 26. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
- Second Lieutenant Christopher Stowell Gell (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Canon William Gell Vicar of Holme.
- Second Lieutenant Eric Arthur Owen Jones (London Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Major R T Jones JP.
- Second Lieutenant Ronald Sinclair Harrison (London Regiment) is killed at age 35. His brother died of wounds yesterday.
- Corporal Alexander Morton Lovett (Manitoba Regiment) is killed. One brother was killed three days ago and a second will be killed in May 1918.
- Private William Cecil Smith (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) dies of wounds received in Salonika at age 22. His brother was killed in May of this year.
- Private Albert Scotton (King’s Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action. His brother was executed for desertion in February 1915. Private Thomas Patterson (West Surrey Regiment) dies at age 24. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
- Private Alfred Johnson (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 30. His younger brother will be killed in October of next year.
- Private Herbert Low (Cambridgeshire Regiment) dies of wounds at home at age 19. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
- Private Matthew Revitt (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 29. His brother will die on service in India in October 1918.
- Rifleman Benjamin Bradford (London Regiment) is killed at age 40. His brother was killed in May 1915.
- Private Francis Kerrin (Highland Light Infantry) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Daniel Kerrin.
- Private William Downs (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in November 1918.