Wednesday 27 January 1915 – We Lost 124
Captain Malcolm Roy Wingate (Royal Engineers) is awarded the Distinguished Service Order for conspicuous gallantry on numerous dangerous occasions especially on this day at Givenchy when he leads a small party and blows in the head of the enemy’s sap at White House. Wingate is the son of General ‘Sir’ Reginald Wingate the 1st Baronet will be killed in March 1918.
Britain arranges a loan of 5 million pounds sterling to Rumania.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A family that will lose another son in the great war
Today’s highlighted casualty is
Second Lieutenant Wilfred Raleigh Gramshaw (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Michael Oginski Gramshaw.
- Private William Edward Bourne (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds received during the defence of the Brickstacks at Cuinchy near Festubert.
- Able Seaman Maurice James Edwin Bridger (HMS Glasgow) dies of wounds received at the Battle of the Falklands at Stanley. His brother will be killed on HMS Staunch when it is torpedoed off Gaza in November 1917.