139th Brigade Casualties for August 1916

139 casualties August 1916

One Officer (Thomas Inglesant) and 2 other ranks (4443 Pte Thomas Stoppard and 3944 Cpl Robert William Edward Johnson) were killed in action and buried at BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY (see below). Bellacourt

In addition 5 Officers and 45 Other Ranks were wounded during the month of August.

All five Officers survived their wounding:-

  • 1 unkown Officer of the 5th Battalion was slightly wounded and remained at duty.
  • 2/Lt Reginald Boutwood Emmett from the 1/7th Battalion.
  • 2/Lt WS Jones from the 1/8th Battalion.

Four of the wounded men died at the 20th Casualty Clearing Station at Warlincourt Halte:-

  • 3007 Pte Charles McCreery from the 1/6th Battalion.
  • 4861 Pte John Thomas Elliott from the 1/5th Battalion.
  • 3683 Pte John Arthur Andrews from the 1/6th Battalion.
  • 2160 Pte William Hallows from the 1/6th Battalion.

Five wounded men died at Hospitals in either Le Treport or Calais,

  • 3989 Pte William Poyser of the 1/6th Battalion, who was wounded on the 20th July,  died at the 7th Canadian General Hospital.
  • 3330 Pte Harry Adams of the 1/7th Battalion, but it is not known when he was wounded.
  • 4190 Pte John Burke of the 1/8th Battalion who died in the 35th General Hospital of accidental bomb wounds to the right thigh. John had only been in France for 10 days.
  • 1661 Pte John Ferris of the 1/6th Battalion who suffered a GSW and fractured right femur on the 31st July. He died of shock following amputation on the 9th August.
  • 3709 Pte Simeon Kent of the 1/7th Battalion who died of nephritis on the 11th August.

Thomas George Inglesant

killed in action on “a quite day”

The only officer killed was during August was Thomas George Inglesant who was the son of John Herbert and Annie Inglesant of 344 Humberstone Rd. in Leicester. He was 25 years old and is buried in BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY.

Inglesant MICThomas was Commissioned into the Robin Hoods from the Leicestershire Territorials in October 1915 and proceeded to France sometime in 1916.

Inglesant killed Inglesant medal Role

All available records confirm that Thomas was killed in action on the 20th August 1916, but there is no mention in the 1/7th Battalion War Diary and the 139th Brigade just records…….quite day


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