The hired transport S S Leasowe Castle (Captain E J Holl) is torpedoed and sunk one hundred and four miles west by north from Alexandria, Egypt. The bodies
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- Multiple sons of member of the clergy
- A holder of the Royal Humane Society Certificate for Life Saving
- A 17-victory ace
- A Military Chaplain
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Acting Major Alistair Henderson Soutar MC (Royal Engineers) dies of wounds received in action at age 30. His brother was killed in January 1916 and they were sons of the Reverend Alex Soutar.
- Captain Wilfrid Herbert Cecil Brownlow (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 28. He was a holder of the Royal Humane Society’s Certificate for Life Saving.
- Captain Reginald Milburn Makepeace (Royal Air Force) is killed at age 30. He is a 17-victory ace.
- Lieutenant Francis Cuthbert Horn (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend William Horn Rector of Waltham.
- Chaplain Richard Arthur Pell Colborne (attached London Regiment) dies on active service at age 31. He was the Curate-in-Charge of St John’s Church, Melton Surrey and the son of the Reverend Arthur Colborne Vicar of Quy.
- Sergeant Percy Evershed (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 34. He is the middle of three brothers who are all killed this year, two serving in the Australian Infantry.
- Lance Corporal William Skarratt (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed at age 26. He is the last of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
- Private Henry Bryan (Irish Regiment) is killed in action at age 18. His brother was killed in June 1915 on Gallipoli.
- Rifleman George Andrew Dengal (Rifle Brigade) is killed. His brother was killed in May 1915.