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14 December 1918 We Lost 246

A General Election is held in Britain.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed in May 1915 on Gallipoli

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain William R Martell (Central Ontario Regiment) dies on service at age 32. He is the son of Archdeacon George Rigby Martell.
  • Corporal Thomas Green (Hussars) dies at age 23. His brother was killed in May 1915 at Gallipoli.

Thursday 3 October 1918 We Lost 1,666

Charles Julian Mann

The 1st King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry capture Prospect Hill.

  • Private William Hubert Darwin (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in July 1915.

Lieutenant Robert Allan Caldwell (Royal Air Force) drops four bombs into Beauvois and then descends to 100 to 200 feet, firing 400 rounds into the enemy trenches which we are attacking south of Cambrai.

The submarine L10 (Lieutenant Commander Alfred Edward Whitehouse age 30) is in the vicinity of a German convoy which had been attacked by British destroyers the previous night.  This afternoon a number of German ships are spotted searching the area for survivors and L10 signals her intention of attacking the German squadron which consists of the destroyers S33 and S34 and two torpedo boats heading from Zeebrugge to Germany.  S34 strikes a mine with the result that the other ships were forced to ignore the danger of mines to rescue the sinking destroyer’s crew.  L10 moves in and fires a torpedo at S33 which severely damages the destroyer but initial thoughts of another mine are dispelled by the Germans when L10’s conning tower broaches the surface. S33 manages to bring her guns to bear and sinks the submarine through shelling.

The tanker S S Eupion is torpedoed and sunk ten miles west of Loop Head, River Shannon and sunk. Eleven of the crew survive the sinking but die in a lifeboat afterwards including

  • Third Officer Christopher Clark who is one of three brothers and their brother in law who all lose their lives in the Great War

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A 21-victory ace
  • A member of the clergy
  • Multiple sons of members of the cleryg
  • A Military Chaplain
  • The son of a Baronet

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Charles Robert Reeves Hickey DFC (Royal Air Force) is killed in a midair collision with Second Lieutenant Schomberg Edward Matthey when he dives through a cloud southwest of Ramscapelle. Captain Hickey dies at age 21. In April of this year he forced down a Rumpler C near Wulpen and after landing beside it, was attempting to protect his prize from Belgian citizens when the German aircraft exploded killing several bystanders and injuring Hickey.  Hickey was a twenty-one-victory ace.
  • Captain the Reverend Frederick Wystans Hipkins MC (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 32. He is the Rector of Bamford-in-the Park and the son of the Reverend Frederick Charles Hipkins.
  • Captain Humphrey Stuart King MC (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at Le Catelet at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend John King Rector of Crock and was a June 1914 graduate of Durham University as a Divinity Student.
  • Lieutenant Jack Aubrey Sykes (Royal Air Force) is killed at age 19. His two brothers lost their lives last year in the Great War.
  • Lieutenant John D C Gould-Taylor DFC (Australian Flying Corps) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend W Gould-Taylor.
  • Lieutenant Charles Julian Mann (Hussars) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Edward Mann, the 1st Baronet and had been educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
  • Lieutenant George Richard Lancelot Baillie (Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend William Baillie.
  • Lieutenant John MacKay (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) dies of wounds. His two brothers were killed in 1915.
  • Second Lieutenant Homer Harding (Indian Army Reserve of Officers) dies in India. He is the last of three brothers who lose their lives in the Great War. A final brother will be lost in the sinking of submarine M1 in November 1925 as a result of collision with a Swedish steamship.
  • Chaplin the Reverend Charles Robertson is killed at age 39. Chaplain Eric Oswald Read (Doresetshire Regiment) is killed at age 30.
  • Sergeant Alex Polson MM (Scots Fusiliers) is killed at age 21. His brother died on service at home in January 1915.
  • Private Zaccheus Simpson (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 35. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private Herbert Howden (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in January 1917.
  • Private George Alfred Beard (Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in August 1915.
  • Private William Ethelbert Abbott (Australian Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend John Thomas Henry Abbott Vicar of Mulllaghdun Enniskillen.
  • Private George Borthwick (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed on Salonika at age 26. His brother was killed July 1916.
  • Private Hugh eland Clatworthy (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in January 1916.

Wednesday 11 September 1918 We Lost 543

Today’s losses include:

  • A former All Blacks Rugby footballer
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a General

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Lawrence Gordon Lyon (Royal Canadian Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Paul Lyon Rector of Lower Sapey.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philip Prideaux Budge DSO (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 36. His older brother killed in July 1916.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Charles Parker (Hussars) dies on service. He is the son of Brigadier General A Parker.
  • Lance Sergeant Ernest Henry Dodd (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 38. He is a former member of the All Blacks Rugby Football Club.
  • Corporal Guy Robert Hurst Maitland-Addison (Machine Gun Corps) becoming the third and final son of Major Alfred Maitland-Addison to be killed in the Great War. He dies at age 33.
  • Private Harold Pashley Davies (Somerset Light Infantry) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Edward Davis Vicar of Chevithorne.
  • Private Lawrence Edward Courtney (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 36. He is the son of the Reverend Stanley Thomas Courtney Vicar of Bullington.

Sunday 11 August 1918 We Lost 1,194

Alfred Edward Gaby VC

Lieutenant George Poole and Sergeant Ernest Antcliffe (Royal Air Force) achieve two victories over Fokker D.VII’s at Combles flying their BF2b, while Captain R K Simpson and Sergeant Charles Hill (88) bring down one southwest of Peronne.

The 17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Lancers are mounted and among the leading regiments of the current offensive capturing enemy ground and prisoners. In the 24 hours their losses will include 2 officers and 10 other ranks killed, 24 other ranks wounded two gassed and two missing with 52 horses killed and missing.

Three days after performing acts that will win him the Victoria Cross. Lieutenant Alfred Edward Gaby (Australian Infantry) is killed in action leading an attack at Villers-Bretonneux.

The advance having been checked by intense machine-gun fire, Lieutenant James Edward Tait MC (Manitoba Regiment) rallies his company and leads it forward with consummate skill and dash under a hail of bullets. A concealed machine gun, however, continues to cause many casualties. Taking a rifle and bayonet Lieutenant Tait dashes forward alone and kills the enemy gunner. Inspired by his example his men rush the position, capturing twelve machine guns and twenty prisoners. His valorous action clears the way for his battalion to advance. Later, when the enemy counter-attacks our positions under intense artillery bombardment, this gallant officer displays outstanding courage and leadership, and, though mortally wounded by a shell, he continues to aid and direct his men until his death.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • A battalion commander
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A 12-victory ace
  • The son of a General
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Justice of thePeace
  • A member of the Vancouver Police Department

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Barton (commanding 2nd/8th Worcestershire Regiment) is killed at age 39. He is the son of the Reverend Haycroft Barton.
  • Captain Gordon Buff Irving DFC (Royal Air Force) a 12-victory ace is killed at age 20.
  • Captain John Clontarf Kelvyn Carson (Quebec Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of Major General ‘Sir’ John Wallace Carson CB.
  • Captain Horatio Alfred Fane MC (Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars) is killed in action at age 34. His brother died on active service in May 1917.
  • Lieutenant Henry William Richard Huie (Royal Scots) is killed at age 24. He is the only son of Henry Peckitt Huie JP.
  • Lieutenant Edward Michael Fitzgerald Law (Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. His brother will be killed in October of this year and they are sons of ‘Sir’ Archibald & Lady Law.
  • Private James Murray Watson (British Columbia Regiment) is killed in action at age 32. He is a member of the Vancouver Police Department.
  • Private Harry Plant (Berkshire Regiment) is killed he is the final of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.

Monday 5 March 1917 – We Lost 441

William Henry Eve

William Henry Eve

Fresh from the triumph of re-capturing Kut-al-Amara in February, British regional Commander-in-Chief ‘Sir’ Frederick Stanley Maude halts operations at Aziziyeh, awaiting confirmation from London to proceed onwards to Baghdad, less than 70km away. The pause is brief, less than one week, and today Maude restarts his advance along the east bank of the Tigris.

  • Major Jasper Bevereley Lynch DSO (Cavalry, Indian Army) is killed at age 33. He is the only son of Colonel James Beverley Lynch, late Commandant 12th Cavalry, Indian Army, and of Mrs. Lynch, daughter of General George Williams Bishop, Indian Army. Major Lynch was gazetted to the Royal Irish Fusiliers joining his Regiment in South Africa during that War. He received the King’s Medal and three clasps. Returning to England on the conclusion of peace he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, then in India. In 1906 he won the Rackets Championship open to all India. In 1908 he was appointed to the 12th Cavalry Indian Army. At the beginning of the Great War he was appointed Assistant Embarkation Officer at Bombay and in April, 1915, proceeding to Mesopotamia as Staff Captain, being appointed to the 6th Cavalry Brigade. In January 1917 he became Brigade-Major. He was mentioned in the Gazette of 12th June 1917 for distinguished service rendered in connection with the operations at Shaiba in April 1915.  He was with the 6th Cavalry Brigade in the advance on Baghdad in the autumn of 1915 and fought through the battle of Ctesiphon and the subsequent retirement. He is again with the 6th Cavalry Brigade as Brigade-Major when he is killed on this morning when he has goes forward with his Brigadier to observe the position of the retreating Turks.
  • Captain William Henry Eve (Hussars) is killed at age 37 in the same engagement. He is the son of ‘the Honorable’ Justice Eve.
  • Captain Alexander Gifford Ludford-Astley (Hussars) is killed in Mesopotamia at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend Benjamin Buckless Giffofrd Ludford-Astley.

Today’s losses include:

  • The Assistant Scoutmaster of the 1st Holywood Troop
  • The Literary Critic for The Daily Telegraph
  • Multiple sons of member of the clergy
  • A grandson of the 1st Editor of The Taranaki Herald and member of the 1st New Zealand General Assembly
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A member of the North West Mounted Police
  • A battalion commander
  • The son of a Jurist
  • The grandson of a General

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Donald Whitley Figg DSO (London Regiment commanding 24th Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 31.
  • Captain Martin Ricono (Royal Army Medical Corps attached South African Native Labor Corps) dies of cerebro-spinal meningitis at age 46. He served in the South African War and was for sixteen years a well known district surgeon at Mount Fletcher, South Africa.
  • Lieutenant John Henry Storer (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 49. He is a member of the North West Mounties and served on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1885.
  • Corporal Thomas Solly Crompton (Wellington Infantry) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed in October of this year and they are grandsons of the 1st Editor of the Taranaki Herald and one of the 1st members of the General Assembly.
  • Lance Corporal Herbert Coleridge Watson (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies of wounds at age 37. He is the son of the Reverend H G Watson, a barrister of the Inner Temple and Literary Critic on the staff of The Daily Telegraph.
  • Rifleman William Nicholson (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed. His brother was killed last December.
  • Sapper Samuel John Russell (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 21. He is the Assistant Scoutmaster of the 1st Holywood Troop.

Tuesday 23 February 1915 – We Lost 123

The entrance to the North Channel, except south of Rathlin Island, is closed by the British government.

Goanikas, German South West Africa is occupied by Union forces.

The island of Lemnos is occupied by a force of Royal Marines in preparation for the military attack on Gallipoli.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of an Admiral
  • The son-in-law of a member of the clergy
  • A Science Master at Bideford Grammar School
  • Multiple families that will lose another son in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties are

Lieutenant William Dukinfield Nicholson (Cameron Highlanders) is killed at age 26. He is the son-in-law of the Reverend John Martin. His brother was killed last September and they are sons of Admiral ‘Sir’ Arthur W Nicholson KCB.

  • Lieutenant Samuel Tudor Barr (Hussars) is killed at Zillebeke at age 31. He is the son of ‘Sir’ James and Lady Barr.
  • Private Edgar Robinson (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies at home while on active service. His brother will be killed in action in September 1916.
  • Ordinary Seaman Harry Champness Britten (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies on service at home at age 23. He is a Science Master at Bideford Grammar School and his brother will be killed on Gallipoli in August.
  • Private Arthur Young (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will die on service in January 1919.

Thursday 19 November 1914 – We Lost 148

 Royal Flying Corps

Second and Third Squadrons form First Wing Royal Flying Corps at St. Omer.

Early this morning the 16th and 18th Brigades attack the Turkish fortress at Zain in a heavy rainstorm which slows the advance to a walk. After a bombardment the fort falls after the Turks have suffered over 1,000 casualties the remaining enemy retreating.  British cavalry is unable to pursue due to heavy mud. British casualties in the advance over 2,000 yards of open ground are 353.

The Somaliland Camel Corps and other British forces are ordered to subdue an uprising by Mohammed Abdullah Hassan who is known by the British as the “Mad Mullah”. He has been fighting them for more than twenty-years. Two days ago they launched a major assault against Hassan’s fortress at Shimber Berris. Captain Herbert William Symons (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry attached Somaliland Camel Corps) is killed today. He is the Holder of the Royal Humane Society’s testimonial for saving the life of a comrade in South Africa.

The fishing vessel Lord Carnarvon (Skipper Clifford Bird) is sunk when it strikes a mine killing her skipper and nine crew men.

 Today’s losses include:

  •  The son of a General
  • The son of Judge of the High Court of Bombay
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • The Grandson of a General
  • The Grandson of a Baronet
  • The nephew of a County Judge
  • Sons of multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A Holder of the Royal Humane Society’s testimonial for life saving

 Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Captain Richard Lockington Birdwood (Indian Political Department) dies on service in Basra at age 35. He is the son of Herbert Mills Birdwood JP Judge of the High Court of Bombay and grandson of General Christopher Birdwood. He has two cousins who are killed in the first few months of the war.

  •  Captain Robert Clifford Orr (Somerset Light Infantry) is killed at age 34. He is the nephew of His Honor Judge Orr County Court Judge for County Down.
  • Captain John Frederick Strathearn Gordon(Cameronians attached Royal Scots Fusiliers) is killed at age 32. He is the son of General ‘Sir’ John J H Gordon GCB and ‘the Honorable’ Lady Gordon and the grandson of Lord Gordon of Drumearn. He served in the South African War and is both a French and Swahili Interpreter.
  • Lieutenant Robert Flint Drake (Hussars) is killed at age 22. He is the grandson of ‘Sir’ Alfred Hughes 9th
  • Second Lieutenant Arnold Housecroft (East Surrey Regiment) is killed when he is shot by a sniper at age 21. He is related to the Reverend T Housecroft of Limpenhoe Rectory Reedham Norfolk.
  • Sergeant Edward William Stringer (Scots Fusiliers) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
  • Private William Arthur Foulger (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in October 1918.

photo from wikipedia.org

Tuesday 17 November 1914 – We Lost 327

Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross

Captain John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler (King’s Royal Rifle Corps attached Gold Coast Regiment, West Africa Frontier Force), with a party of thirteen men goes into thick bush in the Cameroon and at once attacks the enemy about one hundred strong, including several Europeans.  He defeats them, capturing machine guns and ammunition. For his actions on this day and subsequently on 27 December, Captain Butler will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

Lieutenant Julian Henry Francis Grenfell (Dragoons) succeeds in reaching a point behind the enemy’s trenches and making an excellent reconnaissance furnishing early information on a pending attack. For his actions on this day he will be awarded the DSO.  He will be killed in May 1915.

Today’s losses include:

  •  A battalion commander
  • A man who will be among those awarded the first Military Cross on New Year’s Day
  • Son of the actor and playwright Brandon Thomas
  • A man whose twin brother was killed on service in 1912
  • A man whose brother died on service in the South African War in 1900
  • A Marylebone Cricket player
  • A man whose grandfather was promoted from Midshipman to Lieutenant in the Royal Navy due to his service at Trafalgar
  • A man who had two great uncles serve at Trafalgar
  • Multiple sons of Justice’s of the Peace
  • A son-in-law of a Justice of the Peace
  • Grandson of a Baronet

 Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Major John Chrystie (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 42.  His twin brother George was killed on the North West Frontier in May 1912 and they are sons of Colonel George Chrystie JP. His two great uncles served under Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar.

  •  Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Charles Andrew Green (commanding 2nd South Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 43. He is a South African War veteran.
  • Major John Chrystie (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 42. His twin brother George was killed on the North West Frontier in May 1912 and they are sons of Colonel George Chrystie JP. His two great uncles served under Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar.
  • Major Thomas Roche (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 40. He is the son of Thomas Roche JP and he served in the South African War.
  • Captain George Arthur Murray Docker(Royal Fusiliers) is killed the day before his 39th and one day after reaching the trenches. He was commissioned in 1900, served in the South African War, was an instructor at Sandhurst from 1907 to 1911 and was adjutant of the 10th Middlesex Regiment from 1912 until being recalled for active service.  He was also a first class Cricket player of the Marylebone Cricket Club from 1911 to 1914.
  • Captain Frederick Alexander Charles Leibert (North Somerset Yeomanry) is killed at age 32. He is he son-in-law of A Chamberlayne Chichester JP.
  • Captain Clement Henry Peto (Hussars) is killed at age 30. He is the grandson of ‘Sir’ Robert Palmer Harding and ‘Sir’ S Morton Peto the Baronet.
  • Captain Thomas Haworth Preston (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 33. He is a veteran of the South African War and his brother Second Lieutenant J S Preston (Royal Scots) died of enteric fever at Dewetsdorp in June 1900 while serving in that conflict.
  • Captain Hundy Warwick Nicholson (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His grandfather was promoted from Midshipman to Lieutenant Royal Navy for gallantry at Trafalgar.
  • Lieutenant Bernard Vincent Fulcher (South Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is among the first 99 officers and NCO’s to be awarded the new Military Cross on 1 January 1915.
  • Second Lieutenant James Grant Brandon Thomas (Inniskilling Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 20. He is the son of Brandon Thomas well known actor, playwright and author of the play Charley’s Aunt”.

Monday 16 November 1914 – We Lost 187

SMS Dresden

SMS Dresden

British troops occupy Buea the former capital of Cameroon west of Doauai.

The collier North Wales (Master Griffith Owen) is sunk by the Dresden 360 miles southwest of Valpariso.  The crew is taken prisoner but will be released after the Battle of the Falklands. Her master will be killed when his merchant ship, also named the North Wales, is sunk by a submarine in October 1916.

 Today losses include:

  •  The son and heir to the 11th Viscount Valentia
  • Son of a Justice of the Peace
  • An Isle of Wight Constable
  • A man who brother will be kill on the Somme in July 1916

 Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Captain ‘The Honorable’ Arthur Annesley (Hussars) is killed in action at Klein Zillebeke age 34.  He is the son and heir of the 11th Viscount Valentia and he served in the South African War.

  •  Lieutenant Alan James Dickson (Highland Light Infantry) is killed while hunting for a sniper at age 22. He is the son of Patrick Dickson JP.
  • Sergeant Jesse Mills (Coldstream Guards) dies of wounds in Dublin at age 26. He is an Isle of Wight Constable.
  • Private Thomas Robert Dance (Berkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 25. His brother will be killed in July 1916.

 

Friday 13 November 1914 – We Lost 254

 

Herbert Kitchener

Herbert Kitchener

Sanctuary Wood is shelled during this night while being used to screen troops behind the front line.

The British 8th Division is deployed to the front providing much needed reinforcement.

Today’s losses include:

  • A former Aide de camp to Lord Kitchener
  • Son of a Member of Parliament
  • Son of the Mayor of Hemel Hempstead
  • A Swinton Town Football Club player
  • Grandson of the 9th Lord Digby
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons
  • A family that will lose three sons
  • The brother of a ‘war poet’
  • Son of a General
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Son of a Justice of the Peace
  • Son-in-law of a Baronet
  • Son-in-law of General
  • Brother-in-law killed later in the war
  • Nephew of clergy
  • A member of the Marylebone Cricket Club

 Today’s highlighted casualty is

Colonel Raymond John Marker DSO (Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, I Army Corps Headquarters) on the General Staff dies of wounds at Boulogne received 4 November at age 47. His body is one of the few repatriated to England for burial during the War. He is the son of Richard Marker JP and ‘the Honorable’ Mrs. Marker and son-in-law of ‘Sir’ Thomas Jackson 1st Baronet. He is the grandson of the 9th Lord Digby and during the South African War served as Aide de Camp to Lord Kitchener. His brother-in-law Claude Stewart Jackson will be killed in October 1917.

  •  Captain Charles James Lyon(Royal Scots Fusiliers) is killed at age 24. He is the youngest of three brothers to be killed in the Great War.  The first was killed in the first month of the war while the oldest, a war poet, will be killed in May 1915.
  • Captain Robert Guy Incledon Chichester(Highland Light Infantry) the son of the late Reverend Richard Chichester the Rector of Drewsteignton is killed at age 41. He served on the North West Frontier 1897-8 and South African War.
  • Captain William Ernest Rogerson (Durham Light Infantry) dies of heart failure at age 42 at home. He is the son-in-law of Lieutenant General W H Mackesy.
  • Captain John Alexander Halliday (Hussars) died of wounds at Le Touquet at age 39 received 31 October Messines. He is the nephew of R Howell Brown Vicar of Enfield and a member of MCC.
  • Captain Archibald William Roberson-Glasgow (Garhwal Rifles Indian Army) is killed at age 34. He is the son of R B Robertson-Glasgow DL and his wife is the niece of Lady Robertson of Forteviot. He served in the Somaliland Campaign in 1901.
  • Lieutenant Geoffrey Archibald Loyd (Scots Guards) is killed at Zonnebeke by shrapnel at age 24. He is the son of A K Loyd KC MP North Berks.
  • Lieutenant David Scott Dodgson(Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 29 when he is shot by a sniper while attempting to lay cable for his battery at Gorre. He is the son of the late General ‘Sir’ David Scott Dodgson KCB.
  • Lieutenant N Ramsay (Dragoon Guards attached Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 34. His brother will be killed in January 1917.
  • Lieutenant Humfrey Richard Talbot (Dragoon Guards) dies of wounds at age 25 after his trench is hit by a shell killing and wounding many men. He attends to the wounds of his men despite his own wounds before dying. He is the son of the Mayor of Hemel Hempstead, Gustavus Talbot.
  • Private Edwin Charles Waite (Royal Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in May 1918.
  • Private William Arthur Brewer (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is a member of the Swinton Town Football Club.
  • Boy George Leonard Hamshire (HMS Shannon) dies on service at age 16. His brother will be killed in June 1916.