Wednesday 20 September 1916 – We Lost 559

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Alfred Chegwin Flower

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • The son of a Baron
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A Scotland International cricketer

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Arthur Franklin Willmer (Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds at age 26. He is the son of Arthur Washington Willmer JP.
  • Captain Mark Lemon Ritchie Romer (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies of wounds at home at age 22. He is the son of Baron Mr. Justice Romer.
  • Lieutenant Alfred Chegwin Flower (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds at age 26. His brother will be killed in 1917 and they are sons of the Reverend Frederick Flower.
  • Second Lieutenant Henry David Keigwin (Lancashire Fusiliers) is a cricketer for Essex and Scotland is killed at age 35.
  • Lance Corporal Ernest Wingrove (London Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed last month.
  • Private Frederick Henry Sackett (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 23 three days after his younger brother was killed.