Sunday 11 April 1915 – We Lost 152

by greatwarliveslost

The Harrison liner S S Wayfarer is torpedoed, but not sunk, sixty miles northwest of the Scillies.  She is towed to port, though two members of her crew have been killed.

Turkish forces attack the British at Kurna, Mesopotamia and Ahwaz, Persian Gulf.

Jan Smuts takes command of the Southern Force invading German Southwest Africa, which by this time have formed a giant semi-circle around the Germans in the south.

German reprisals are announced for the British isolating of German submarine crew prisoners of war.  Thirty-nine British officers are placed under arrest.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two sons of clergy including the son of the Bishop of Hereford
  • The son of a Baronet
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
  • A man whose brother will be killed in June

 Today’s highlighted casualties are

  •  Major Hugh Wordsworth Atlay DSO (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 43. He is the son of James Atlay the sometime Bishop of Hereford.
  • Captain Robert Foster Dill DSO (Baluchis) is killed. His brother will be killed in June and they are sons of the Very Reverend Marcus Dill DD ex Moderator of the Church of Scotland.
  • Second Lieutenant Roderick Ian MacKenzie (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Kenneth MacKenzie 7th
  • Company Sergeant Major Thomas Harold Frost (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 31. His son will be killed in February 1943.