Wednesday 16 March 1915 – We Lost 199
After being examined by a Harley Street specialist who is serving with the Fleet it is announced that Admiral Carden’s health is on the edge of giving way and he is forced to relinquish his command. Admiral Wemyss, the commandant of the base on the island of Lemnos, is the senior officer on the station, but he at once offers to stand down in favor of Rear Admiral de Robeck Carden’s second in command who has been in on the planning for the Dardanelles campaign from the beginning.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a Chaplain in the British Military
- Multiple families that will lose another son in the Great War
- A family that will lose four sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are
Lieutenant Richard Thomas Folliott Scott (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in April 1917 and they are sons of the Reverend Richard Curtis Folliott Scott Rector of Hulcote and Chaplain to the Bedfordshire Yeomanry.
- Corporal Arthur Robert Chandler (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. His brother will die of wounds in June 1916.
- Private Patrick Lonergan (Irish Regiment) becomes the middle of three brothers who will be killed in the first hundred days of 1915 when he is killed at age 40. A fourth brother will be killed in 1917.
- Private Henry Edward Busby (Warwickshire Regiment) dies of wounds. His brother will die of wounds in September 1917.