Sunday 1 August 1915 – We Lost 239
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.