Friday 6 October 1916 – We Lost 447
Today’s losses include:
- A Battalion Commander
- Two Military Chaplains
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- Two families that will two sons in the Great War
- A family that will lose four sons in the Great War
- A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Charles Edward Fishbourne (commanding 8th Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 47. He is a South Africa War veteran.
- Chaplain 4th Class the Reverend Disney Charles Woodhouse (attached Royal Sussex Regiment) dies of dysentery at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Chorley Woodhouse Rector of Winterbourne Monkton.
- Captain Henry Frederick Snowdon (London Regiment) is killed at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend Richard Kemphay Snowdon Vicar of Ledsham.
- Captain George Fenwick Hedley Charlton (South Wales Borderers) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of John Charlton JP and has a brother who will be killed in August 1918.
- Chaplain ‘the Reverend’ Cornelius McAuliffe dies on service at home.
- Sergeant Stephen Lancaster Benn (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 31. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.
- Lance Corporal Alfred Frank Gratton (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the second of four brothers to lose their lives in the Great War.
- Private James Thomas Howlett (Suffolk Regiment) dies of wounds at age 28 received in Salonika. His brother will be killed in December.