Tuesday 11 May 1915 – We Lost 537
German artillery bombards the Ypres/Menin road in the second battle of Ypres.
The 1st Kite Balloon Section proceeds to Steenvoorde for work with the Second Army in the Ypres sector.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a General
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons
- A Rosslyn Park footballer
- A man whose father was killed in the South African War
- Two brothers killed together
Today’s highlighted casulaties are:
- Major George Stopford Adams (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 42. He is the son of Lieutenant General Cadwallader Adams CB and husband of Ada, of Guildford. He is buried at Lancashire Landing Cemetery.
- Captain Christopher Boyd Andrews (Royal Marines, Plymouth Royal Naval Division) is killed on Gallipoli. He is the son of the Reverend John Marshall Andrews Vicar of St Jude’s London.
- Captain Townsend George Powell (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Townsend Powell Vicar of Quinton.
- Acting Lieutenant Jack Clixby Barnes (Royal Marines, Plymouth Royal Naval Division) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Edward Barnes.
- Lieutenant Mervyn William Colomb (London Regiment) dies of wounds at home received at Ypres. His brother will be killed in November 1916.
- Second Lieutenant George Frederick Cottrell (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed in September 1916.
- Second Lieutenant Gerald David Lomax (Welsh Regiment attached Berkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 20. He is the son of Captain David Alexander Napier Lomax who was killed at Driefontein in March 1900 and a Rosslyn Park rugby footballer.
- Company Sergeant Major Cecil Alexander Gates (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in April 1917.
- Brothers Lance Corporal Henry age 27 and Private Malcolm age 23 Cuthbertson are killed serving in the Cameron Highlanders.
- Sapper Edward Oliver Ruddock (New Zealand Engineers) dies of wounds at age 23. His brother will be killed in June 1917 and they are sons of Archdeacon David Ruddock of Hawkes Bay New Zealand.
- Private John William Hall (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war in Germany at age 18. His brother will be killed in action on Gallipoli in August.
- Private Gregory Duncan (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed in action at age 27. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
- Rifleman Arthur Alfred Mears (London Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will die of wounds in five days.