Monday 26 July 1915 – We Lost 191
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- A cricket player for Hampshire
- A man whose son will be killed later in the Great War
- The son of the mayor of Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand
- An Australian Rules footballer
- The son of a member of the clergy
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- Multiple men who will lose a brother in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Howard Palmer (commanding 9th Warwickshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 42. He is the son of the Reverend John Howard Palmer Vicar of East Worldham, had served in the South African War and played cricket 1st team for Hampshire 1899-07.
- Major Hugh Elliot (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action at age 51. His son Hugh will be killed in June 1916 at age 30 while serving in his father’s regiment he served in Burma 1885-6.
- Captain George Barton Taddy Friend (East Kent Regiment) is killed while putting up barbed-wire entanglements at age 35. He is the eldest son of James Taddy Friend DL JP of Northdown, Isle of Thanet. Captain Friend first received a commission in a Militia Battalion of the Rifle Brigade and was then gazetted to the East Kent Regiment in 1900. He retired from the Army in 1906, to take up farming, but rejoined his old Regiment on the outbreak of the War. He went to the Front in June 1915.
- Corporal Charles James Hally (Auckland Regiment) dies of wounds at age 26. His brother will be killed in April 1918 and they are sons of the former Mayor of Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand.
- Private Ernest Brown (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds received during a shelling at age 22. His brother will be killed in August 1916.
- Private Arthur Edward Caldwell (Australian Infantry) dies on Malta at age 25 of wounds received at Gallipoli. He is a former Australian rules footballer who played eight games with St Kilda scoring 1 goal.
- Private John Henry Ballard (Army Service Corps) dies of wounds at age 27. His brother will die of wounds in August next year.