The 1917 edition of Wisden contains a list of Deaths in the War 1916. July of that year was a time of particularly heavy toll as the British sought to advance on the Somme. July 1st , 94 years ago today was the first day of The Battle of Albert.
Suitably at random here is one entry:
2ND LIEUT. JOHN HUSKISSON PARR-DUDLEY (Royal Fusillers) killed on July 1st aged 20, was captain of the Eleven whilst at Cranbrook School, Kent.