Tuesday 19 September 1916 – We Lost 614

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Frank Reginald Wilson

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A family that will lose three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Baronet
  • A victim of Oswalde Boelcke
  • A New Zealand Rugby International and All-Blacks player

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

Major Geoffrey Dennis Browne (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Ernest Alfred Browne.

  • Captain John Deighton (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Royal Lancaster Regiment) dies of wounds at age 29. His brother was killed last July.
  • Captain Cedric Fawcett Horsfall (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of ‘Sir’ John Horsfall the 1st
  • Captain Hugh Christopher Tower (Royal Flying Corps) is killed over Grevillers Wood when shot down by Oswalde Boelcke at age 30. His brother was killed in October 1915.
  • Second Lieutenant Frank Reginald Wilson (Auckland Regiment) is killed at age 31. He is a former New Zealand International Rugby Football player for the All Blacks.
  • Lance Sergeant Lennox Fraser Robertson (British Columbia Regiment) dies of wounds at home. He is the son of the Reverend R Robertson.
  • Private John Henry Robinson (Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His brother was killed in August 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Private Robert Smith (Durham Light Infantry) dies of wounds at age 22. His brothers will be killed in the Great War over the next year.
  • Rifleman Douglas Alexander McKay Shephered (London Regiment) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend Canon William Mutrie Shepherd.
  • Private George Long (Cheshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 21. He is the first of three brothers who are killed in the war.