Monday 11 December 1916 – We Lost 241

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Roger Forrest Hughes

Roger Forrest Hughes

Captain Roger Forrest Hughes (Australian Army Medical Corps) is killed in action at age 26.  His son will be born on 4th February and killed service as a Flying Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force on 3rd October 1942 and his wife will be killed in a car crash on her way to see their son’s grave. He is the son of the ‘Honorable Sir’ Thomas Hughes.

Today’s losses include:

  • A General
  • A man whose son will be born next February and will killed in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1942 and his wife will be killed in a car crash on her way to visit her sons grave
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed in September 1915

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Brigadier General George Bull DSO General Officer Commanding 8th Brigade 3rd Division dies of wounds received four days prior at age 49.
  • Captain Philip Tillard Foyster (Royal Engineers) dies of wounds at age 28. He is the son of the late Reverend George Alfred Foyster Rector of All Saints Hastings.
  • Lieutenant Edward Keith Head (York & Lancaster Regiment) dies on service in England at age 21. His brother was killed in September 1915.