Great War Lives Lost

We died 100 years ago in the War to end all War

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19 April 1919 We Lost 144

18 April 1919 We Lost 136

Private Harold Elkin (Grenadier Guards) dies on service at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1916.

17 April 1919 We Lost 122

16 April 1919 We Lost 120

15 April 1919 We Lost 135

14 April 1919 We Lost 93

13 April 1919 We Lost 83

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Punjabis, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab. The Rowlatt Act, 1919 had been implemented, but the civilians were not informed. The civilians had assembled for a festival known as Baisakhi. Baisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. It is additionally a spring harvest festival for the Sikhs. It is also stated that it marks peaceful protest to condemn the arrest and deportation of two national leaders, Satya Pal and Saifuddin The proclamation was ineffective, the crowd formed in deliberate defiance and the event signals a beginning of Indian nationalism. Deaths 1,600+ Non-fatal injuries approximately 1,100.

12 April 1919 We Lost 102

11 April 1919 We Lost 89

10 April 1919 We Lost 112