Saturday 3 July 1915 – We Lost 167
The South Wales Borderers march from Aden en route to counter a perceived Turkish threat on the Abdali city of Lahej. Almost immediately the column begins to experience difficulties caused by the high temperature, lack of adequate transport and a shortage of water. A stream of men is soon trickling back to the hospital in Aden.
Today’s losses include:
- A man who is the son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple men whose brother will be killed in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Second Lieutenant Francis William Alexander Faithfull (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed in action in a communication trench at Zwaanhof Farm north of Ypres at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Colquhoun Faithfull and had been in France one month.
- Private Alfred Victor Ingram (Northamptonshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 18. His brother will be killed in December while his older half-brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Private Jack Jones (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed next May.