Thursday 1 April 1915 – We Lost 142

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Cap  badge of the Irish Guards

Cap badge of the Irish Guards

British air forces raid Zeebrugge and Hoboken.

South African forces occupy Hasuur, German South West Africa.

S S Seven Seas is torpedoed off Beachy Head.

A scheme for a Dockers Battalion at Liverpool is published.

All leave for Australians and New Zealanders in Egypt is canceled.

Today’s losses include:

  • The grandson of the 3rd Earl of Norbury
  • A man whose brother was killed last month
  • The third son to be killed of a family that will lose four sons

 Today’s highlighted casualties are

  •  Lieutenant John Maurice Stewart (Irish Guards) is killed at Givenchy at age 19. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Charles Stewart and the grandson of Hector, 3rd Earl of Norbury and his brother will be killed next month. Lieutenant Stewart joined the Irish Guards on the outbreak of the War and went to the Front on Christmas Eve 1914. He acted as Battalion Transport Officer and had passed a bombing course.
  • Private E Lonergan (Irish Guards) becomes the third of four brothers to lose their lives in the Great War.