Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The grandson of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- Two officers members of the King’s Africa Rifles
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Eric Antony Rollo Gore-Browne (Dorsetshire Regiment attached King’s African Rifles) drowns attempting to cross the Namacurra, a river infested with crocodiles in Portuguese East Africa at age 28. He is the son of Reverend Robert Melvill Rector of Leckhampstead and the Honorable Mrs. Gore-Browne and the grandson of the Bishop of Winchester and the late Lord Rollo. His brother was killed at the Battle of Jutland.
- Captain Arthur Cyril Jervis (Liverpool Regiment attached King’s African Rifles) is also lost in Portuguese East Africa at age 32. His brother was killed in October 1916 and they are sons of the Reverend John Jervis Vicar of St Snitterfield.
- Captain Richard John Philip Hewetson (Loyal North Lancashire Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. He is the only son of the Reverend William Jervis of St Cuthbert’s Rectory, Bedford, was educated at Repton School and Oriel College, Oxford and had been previously wounded at Loos in 1915.
- Private Robert Rawlings (Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war. His brother was killed in September 1915.