Wednesday 2 June 1915 – We Lost 300
British troops take the village of Qal’at Salih on the Tigris.
Today’s losses include:
A son of the 17th Baron Sempill
- A man whose brother was killed versus the Zakka Khel in 1908
- Sons of multiple members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man that will have two brothers killed later in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Lieutenant “the Honorable” Robert Abercromby Forbes-Sempill (Gordon Highlanders) is killed in action at age 45. He is the son of the 17th Baron Sempill who lost another son in service versus the Zakka Guards in 1908 is killed at age 26.
- Second Lieutenant Anthony Clifford Clifford (Dragoon Guards) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Williams Missionary in India but took the name of Clifford to serve under. He was educated at Marlborough College and Emmanuel, Cambridge and was a medical doctor at Guy’s Hospital.
- Second Lieutenant Charles Odell Creed (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds at Rouen received in action 18th He is the son of the Reverend John Charles Creed.
- Lance Corporal Thomas Dunnett (Canadian Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 25. His two brothers will be killed later in the war, the first later this month and the second in March of next year.
- Private Charles Jesse Crawley (Middlesex Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. His brother will be killed in September 1916.
- Private William Divers (Royal Irish Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 21. His brother Patrick will also fall and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
- Private Charles Henry Street (Irish Fusiliers) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in January 1917.