Friday 9 April 1915 – We Lost 148
Today’s losses include:
- The grandson of the publisher Alexander MacMillan
- The first of four brothers to lose their lives in the Great War
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are
- Second Lieutenant Cecil MacMillan Dyer (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 21. He is the grandson of the publisher Alexander MacMillan.
- Private William Henry Brazier (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed. He is the first of four brothers who will be killed in the Great War the second being killed later this month and the remaining two in 1917 and 1918.
- Private Alfred George Flatt (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Sapper Ernest Leonard Chambers Leal (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 24. His brother will die on service in May 1919.
- Private Arthur Michael (Royal Irish Regiment) dies in Ireland at age 28 of enteric fever. His brother will die in 1919 after serving in the forces.