Sunday 13 June 1915 – We Lost 219

by greatwarliveslost

The 1st/5th Royal Scots relieve the Royal Scots Fusiliers in the firing line at Gallipoli during the night.  Companies “B” and “C” 1/7th Royal Scots are landed at “V” Beach, Helles at 01:30 having been transported from Mudros on the Carron.  They immediately move into camp where they are shelled from Achi Baba.  They will be employed for the next week digging divisional dug-outs and working on reserve and communication trenches.

 Today’s losses include:

  •  Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A nephew of Lord Haldane
  • A rugby football player
  • An amateur featherweight boxing champion

 Today’s highlighted casualty is:

  •  Captain Charles George Billing (Royal Marines Light Infantry) is shot in the head by a sniper at age 33. He is the son of the Reverend George Billing Rector of Sturry.
  • Lieutenant Cecil Gordon Salmon (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Alexander Salmon of Burma.
  • Lieutenant Robert Patrick Haldane (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 21. He is the nephew of Lord Haldane and son of ‘Sir’ William Haldane.
  • Trooper Frederick William Kerr (Canterbury Mounted Rifles) dies of wounds. He is a well known featherweight amateur boxing champion in New Zealand and played rugby football.