Monday, November 14, 2016
Lance Sergeant Hector Hugh Munro, "Saki", killed in action.
English short story author Hector Hugh Munro was killed by a sniper on the Western Front on this day in 1916. Munro was serving in the Royal Fusiliers at the time at the rank of Lance Sergeant. He had enlisted in 1914 as a trooper in the 2nd King Edwards Horse, having refused a commission, and being overage at the time (43).
His short stories were known for their sudden, surprise, endings.
Thanks go out on this one to Reddit's 100 Years Ago Today subreddit.