Monday 14 June 1915 – We Lost 208

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Cap badge of the Royal Scots

Cap badge of the Royal Scots

The headquarters and “A” and “B” companies of the 1/4th Royal Scots sail at 09:00 on the Basilisk and “D” company in the Grasshopper for Gallipoli.  They are landed at “W” Beach at 14:00, and move inland about one mile north of the beach.  They dig in under Turkish artillery fire.

 Today’s losses include:

  • The brother of Great War poet Rupert Brooke
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The grandson of the 9th Earl of Coventry

 Today’s highlighted casualty is:

  • Lieutenant Cecil Gordon Salmon (Sherwood Foresters) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Alexander Salmon.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles Jervoise Dudley Smith (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 19. He is the grandson of the 9th Earl of Coventry.
  • Second Lieutenant William Alfred Cotterill Brooke (London Post Office Rifles) is killed by a shell at 24. He is the brother of the Great War Poet Rupert Brooke who died earlier this year on service.
  • Driver Mark R Binns (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds. His brother will die of illness in September 1919.