Sunday 29 October 1916 – We Lost 476

Charles Pelham Rowley

Charles Pelham Rowley

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of an Admiral
  • A Blackburn Police Officer
  • A man shot at dawn
  • A man who has two brothers also killed in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Charles Pelham Rowley (Royal Garrison Artillery) is accidentally killed at Botley whilst home on leave. An elm tree had been damaged in a gale, and some of its branches broken. Rowley, watched by his sister, was cutting the damaged boughs away when one fell on him and fractured his skull, killing him instantly at home at age 39. He is the son of Admiral Charles Rowley.
  • Sergeant Thomas Gregory MM (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds received in action at age 40. He is a member of the Blackburn Borough Police Force.
  • Private Elsworth Young (Nova Scotia Regiment) is executed by firing squad for desertion at age 21.
  • Private Lawrence Frederick Jefferey (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. His two brothers will also be killed in the Great War.

Private Henry Ireland (Manitoba Regiment) is killed in action. He is the son of Reverend Ireland.