Sunday 15 October 1916 – We Lost 657

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William Inglis Tatham

William Inglis Tatham

British forces raid a Turkish outpost at Maghara and force the Turks to abandon it.

The submarine H3 (Lieutenant George Eric Jenkinson age 27) is sunk in the Gulf of Cattaro when it strikes a mine while attempting to penetrate the defenses. The crew of twenty two is lost.

  • Commanding officer and Sub Lieutenant William Inglis Tatham the son of Lieutenant Colonel the Honorable F S Tatham DSO who is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed in 3 days serving in the South African Infantry.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Noel Loftus Moore Ward (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Charles James War Rector of Barnston.
  • Second Lieutenant Herbert Edward Britton (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 36. He is the son of the Reverend J Willis Britton.
  • Second Lieutenant Samuel Joseph Ebsary (Royal Newfoundland Regiment) is killed in action at age 37. His brother will be killed in September 1918.
  • Private Frederick Foster (Sherwood Foresters) is killed in action at age 22. His brother will be killed in February 1917.
  • Gunner William Robert Monro (New Zealand Field Artillery) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend G B Monro.