Two brothers from Australia Corporal Frederick Furnell age 30 (Australian Light Railway Operating Company) and Lieutenant Gilbert James Furnell age 25 (Australian Pioneers) meet for a visit not far behind the line on the Western front. They are killed by a random shell.
Today’s losses include:
- Brothers while meeting behind the line by a random shell
- A Military Chaplain
- A son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man whose son was previously killed at age 16
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Cyril Linton Verso (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Jacob Verso Vicar of Berrigan New South Wales.
- Second Lieutenant Michael Hole (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 39. His brother will be killed in December in the sinking of the Aragon.
- Chaplain Elijah Cobham MC (attached King’s Africa Rifles) dies of wounds received at Mihambia in German West Africa at age 37. He was the Vicar of All Saint’s, Bristol.
- Private Horace James Stokes (Western Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 39. His son was killed in April of this year at age 16 serving in the same regiment.
- Bombardier John Williamson (Royal Field Artillery attached Trench Mortar Battery) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed in February.