Sunday 11 July 1915 – We Lost 202

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Illustration by Mabel Dearmer

Illustration by Mabel Dearmer

The 1/5th Royal Scots are relieved and move to “X” Beach at 16:00.  They then move to “V” Beach at 22:00 and embark for Mudros.

 Today’s losses include:

  • An actress, novelist, children’s book illustrator, playwright and theatre producer
  • A man who will have two brothers killed in the Great War
  • Multiple men who are the sons of clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties are:

Mrs. Jessie Mabel Prichard White Dearmer actress, novelist, illustrator, playwright, theatre producer, mother and vicar’s wife of British Red Cross Ambulance Chaplain who is also serving in the Ambulance dies on service at Kragujevatz Serbia. Their son Lieutenant Christopher Dearmer (Royal Naval Air Service) will die of wounds received at Suvla Bay in October of this year. Chaplain Percy Dearmer will remarry next year and a son from that marriage will be accidentally killed serving the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in April 1943. Her life and that of her son Christopher are commemorated on the war memorial fountain in Oakridge Lynch, near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

In memory of MABEL DEARMER
who went from Oakridge the place she loved best
to give help in Serbia where she died of fever
at Kragujevatz on July 11th. 1915, and of
who died of wounds at Suvla Bay of Gallipoli
on October 6th 1915 aged 21

Proud of the war all glorious went the son.
Loathing the war all mournful went the mother.
Each had the same wage when the day was done.
Tell me was either braver than the other.

They slept in mire who went so comely ever

Then when you wash let the thought of them abide.
They knew the parching thirst of wounds & fever.
Here when you drink remember them who died.

  • Captain Philip Simons Picot (Sherwood Foresters attached Royal Scots) is killed at Achi Baba. He is the son in law of ‘Sir’ Thomas Putnam.
  • Lieutenant Rupert Edward Gascoyne-Cecil (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. He is one of three sons of The Right Reverend William Gascoyne-Cecil, the Bishop of Exeter and Lady Florence Cecil to be killed in the Great War.
  • Lieutenant Edward William Armstrong (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend W D H Armstrong.