Tuesday 3 October 1916 – We Lost 643
Lieutenant James Kenneth MacGregor Greer MC (Irish Guards) dies at No. 2 Red Cross Hospital Rouen from wounds received in action while in temporary command of his company during at attack on the village of Flers on the 15th September. He was mentioned in Field Marshall ‘Sir’ John French’s dispatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry at Festubert on 18th May 1915.
Today’s losses include:
- A Chaplain
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The brother of a member of the team that will discover Tutankhamen’s tomb
- An England Hockey International
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- A man killed two days after his mother died
- A man whose grandfather fought in the 1st Maori War
- A man whose brother-in-law will be killed
- The brother of a Baronet
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Chaplain Alban Bodley Mace (attached Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) is killed on Salonika at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend J C Mace and his brother is an Egyptologist who was a member of the team that discovered Tutankhamen’s tomb and will die of suspected arsenic poisoning five years after the death of Lord Carnarvon.
- Second Lieutenant Francis Burrows Lloyd (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend David Lloyd.
- Second Lieutenant Frederick William Goldberg (West Surrey Regiment attached Dublin Fusiliers) is killed at age 34. He is an England hockey international.
- Second Lieutenant Norman Emrys Evans (South Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Owen Evans.
- Sergeant Walter Kenneth Lindley (London Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His brother will be killed next September.
- Private James Percy Cox (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 28 not knowing his mother died two days before.
- Private Ernest Ivon Leaden (Western Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed next month.
- Rifleman John Percy Ellis (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 35. His grandfather fought in the 1st action of the Maori War.
- Gunner Reymond Ligonier de Montmorency (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 24. He is the brother of ‘Sir’ Reginald d’Alton Lodge de Montmorency.
- Private Leslie James Knowles (Somerset Light Infantry attached Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed next February.
- The middle of three sons of the Reverend Louis Richard Fleury Rector of Kilworth Cork to be killed in action. Rifleman John Charles Fleury (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) will be remembered on the Caterpillar Valley Memorial.
- Private John Scott Mounsey (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
- Gunner Reymond Ligonier De Montmorency (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 24. He is the elder brother of the 18th