Tuesday 16 January 1917 – We Lost 282
Major the Right Honorable Henry Gorell-Barnes 2nd Baron (Royal Field Artillery) the 2nd Baron Gorell dies of wounds at age 35. He is the eldest son of ‘Sir’ John Barnes, 1st Baron Gorell. After an education at Winchester, Trinity College, Oxford, and Harvard, he is called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1906. He worked as a secretary to his father when he was on the Bench, and later as secretary of the Royal Commission on Divorce. He succeeded his father to the peerage in 1913.
Today’s losses include:
- The 2nd Baron Gorell
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A man whose brother will be killed next October
- An Australian Rules footballer
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain John Tasker Kewley (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed in Mesopotamia at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Joseph Kewley.
- Lieutenant Rudolph Dunstan Vavasour (Royal Field Artillery attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at home at age 23. His brother will be killed in October of this year.
- Private Harold Holt Rippon (Australian Pioneers) dies of wounds received in action at age 32. He is an Australian Rules Footballer who played with Melbourne and South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League playing a total of 9 games.