Saturday 20 February 1915 – We Lost 207

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Cap badge of the Welsh Regiment

Cap badge of the Welsh Regiment

The bombardment of the Dardanelles forts is stopped by bad weather.

Two Royal Marine officers Flight Lieutenant John Tullock Cull and Lieutenant H E Watkins, together with sixteen men and two Sopwith seaplanes powered by 100 hp Gnome engines arrive off the delta of the Rufiji River joining the Konigsberg blockade.

Six companies of the Shropshire Territorials arrive in Singapore from Rangoon, relieving the sailors and Marines.  They round up the last of mutineers in a short time.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of His Majesties Bodyguard of Scotland
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The son of a Baronet
  • Multiple families that will lose another son in the war

Today’s highlighted casualties are

 Lieutenant Cecil Henry Dundas (Welsh Regiment) is killed in action at age 23.  He is the son of ‘Sir’ George Whyte Melville Dundas the 5th Baronet and has a brother who will die on service in February 1918 in India.

  •  Lieutenant Henry Alistair Henderson Dunsmure (Cameron Highlanders) is killed in action at age 23. His brother will be killed in September of this year and they are sons of Henry William Henderson Dunsmure member of His Majesties Bodyguard for Scotland.
  • Sergeant Arthur Jones (Lancaster Regiment) is killed in action. His brother will be killed in April 1917 and they are sons of Canon Thomas Jones.
  • Sapper Percy Barber (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 29. His brother will be killed in two months.