Thursday 21 September 1916 – We Lost 637
Today’s losses include:
- An All-Blacks cricketer
- 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
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Bernard Vincent Ridout Downman (Sherwood Foresters) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Frank Percival Downman
- Lieutenant William Herbert Stuart Garnett (Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at age 34. His brother will die of wounds in August 1917.
- Lieutenant Alexander Lawrence Menzies (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 29. He is the son of the Deputy Inspector General Army Medical Service.
- Lieutenant Ivor Cynric Salusbury-Jones (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) dies of wounds received in action at age 22. His brother will be killed in August 1918. They are sons of the Reverend Thomas Salusbury-Jones.
- Private Robert Stanley Black (Canterbury Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. He played six games (including one Test Match) for the All Blacks rugby team before joining the service.
- Private Alfred William Lush, 25, is killed with C Company 60th Canadian Expeditionary Force. His brother Frederick is wounded in the same attack and will die three days later.
- Rifleman Arnold Edwin Fearon (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds at age 23. His brother was killed in August 1915 on Gallipoli.
- Private John Bruce Catton (Auckland Infantry) is killed. His brother was killed six days ago.
- Private Reginald William Gilruth (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed next April.
- Private John William Beard (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the first of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
- Private Henry William Baker (East Kent Regiment) dies of wounds at age 24. His brother died of wounds last January. Private
- Isaac Steinberg (Cameron Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 21. His brother will be killed next August.