Saturday 6 March 1915 – We Lost 127

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The Dardanelles bombardment is continued by Queen Elizabeth, Oceon and Agamemnon along with seven other warships.

Luce dispatches Kent to the rendezvous position for the Dresden and the collier learned the previous day.

Today’s losses include:

  • An Assistant Scout Master
  • Multiple families that will or have lost another son in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties are

  •  Second Lieutenant Percy Latham Beck (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 23. His brother will die of wounds in January of next year.
  • Rifleman Basil Heathcote Clarke (London Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the assistant scoutmaster of 91st North London Troop.
  • Private Maurice Gurney Jameson (Honorable Artillery Company) is killed at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Hampden Gurney Jameson Vicar of St Peter’s Eastbourne.
  • Private Joseph Napier Story Brewis (South Wales Borderers) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed next May.
  • Rifleman William Henry Bateman (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed on HMS Good Hope last November.