Monday 14 June 1915 – We Lost 208
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.