Wednesday 21 July 1915 – We Lost 178

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British forces reach Euphrates from Kurna and captures Turkish troops.

British re-occupy Sheikh Othman (Aden). Lieutenant Vincent Walter Kenneth MacKinnon (Sikhs) is killed during the re-occupation at age 22. His brother will be killed in September.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of an artist and war correspondent
  • The son of a General
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple men who will have a brother killed in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  • Major Gordon Stewart Drummond Forbes (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) dies of wounds at age 48. He is the son of General ‘Sir’ John and Lady Forbes.
  • Lieutenant Harry Law Welsh Fusiliers) dies of wounds at home at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend James Harry Adeane Law Rector of West Felton.
  • Second Lieutenant Frank Thomas Seppings Wright (Infantry Indian Army) is accidentally killed by the explosion of a bomb at age 30. He is the elder son of the late Henry Charles Seppings Wright, War Correspondent and artist. Lieutenant Seppings Wright was in India when the War broke out and he volunteered for service in November 1914 and was given a commission in the Infantry. In April 1915 he brought over 70 men to fill the gaps in the Jat Light Infantry to which he was then attached.
  • Able Seaman Laurence Guy Hough Roberts (Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 18. He is the son of the late Reverend Albert Pryor Roberts Vicar of St Margaret’s Birmingham who will lose another son in October 1917.
  • Private Williams Walters (Sherwood Foresters) is killed. His brother will be killed in July 1917.