Friday 28 May 1915 – We Lost 327

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Fierce fighting takes place for the next week around Quinn’s Post Gallipoli.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of the 1st Baron Wyfold
  • The Aide de Camp to the Governor General of Sierra Leone
  • A survivor of the Gretna Green Railway crash
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose son who is named after his will be killed in May 1944

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  •  Lieutenant Colonel Robie Fitzgeald Uniake (General Staff and Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General Genral) is killed at age 45. He is the son of the Reverend R Fitzgerald Vicar of Tandridge.
  • Major Cecil Hallowes Lewis (Army Service Corps) dies on service at age 46. He is the son of the Reverend David Philips Lewis.
  • Major Harold Walter Gooch Meyer-Griffith (North Lancashire Regiment) and Aide de Camp to the Governor General of Sierra Leone is killed in action in what will be described in a later obituary as “sacrificed his own life for the safety of the wounded column, Cameroon”.
  • Captain ‘Reverend’ John Garratt Bussell (Sussex Regiment) is killed in action. He is the son of the Reverend John Garratt Bussell Vicar of Balderton.
  • Captain John Warren Garnier (Royal West Surrey Regiment) dies of wounds at age 38. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Garnier and the Honorable Mrs. Garnier.
  • Second Lieutenant John Percival Bay Hermon-Hodge (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 24. He is the first of two sons of the 1st Baron Wyfold to lose their lives in the Great War. His brother will die of wounds in July 1916.
  • Private William Moncreif (Royal Scots) is killed in action age 35. He is a survivor of the Gretna Green Railway crash and has a brother who will be killed next May.
  • Private John Alexander Rose (Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 28. His son with the same name will be killed in April 1944.