Sunday 1 August 1915 – We Lost 239

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Wellington College

Wellington College

British forces retake trenches at Hooge.

Great Britain places orders for motor boats from the United States.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son and heir of Lord Anslow
  • A Master at Wellington College
  • A son of a member of the clergy
  • A man who will have two brothers killed in the Great War
  • A man who will have one brother killed in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  • Captain Nicholas Mosley (North Staffordshire Regiment) dies of wounds received from a sniper at home at age 33. He is the son and heir of the future Lord and Lady Anslow and a veteran of the South African War.
  • Captain John Kingsley Martin (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 31. He is the son of the late Reverend Canon Henry Martin Rector of Kelloe.
  • Second Lieutenant Percival Powell (Rifle Brigade) is killed. He is the Master at Wellington College.
  • Lance Corporal George M McColgin (Cheshire Regiment) dies of wounds in Egypt at age 21. His brother will be killed in November 1916.
  • Private Owen Kelly (Leinster Regiment) is killed in action. He has two brothers, one of which has already been killed the second will be killed in September 1918.