Tuesday 10 August 1915 – We Lost 1,569

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Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley

Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley

At 03:00 the 38th Brigade 13th Division is heavily attacked by the enemy and subjected to severe rifle fire at Chunuk Bair.  This attack is beaten back.  At 05:00 the enemy delivers another attack and succeeds in driving our troops back on the right flank for a short distance.  The position they take renders it impossible to hold on to the hill above “The Farm” and the brigade is forced to retire. Just before retiring Brigadier General Anthony Hugh Baldwin, General Officer Commanding 38th Infantry Brigade 13th Division is killed at age 51.

From the Suvla landing the 53rd (Welsh) Division attacks Scimitar Hill, suffering heavy casualties.

Hill 10 is taken by the 9th Lancashire Fusiliers and 11th Manchester Regiment early in the morning.

Today’s losses include:

  • A potential Nobel Prize winner in physics
  • A General
  • The son of a General
  • The grandson of a General
  • Six battalion commanders
  • The son of a Judge of the Supreme Court in South Africa
  • The father of the 9th Baron Langford
  • The son of the 2nd Lord Glanusk
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The grandson of a Baronet
  • A Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
  • A Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer
  • The son of a former Member of Parliament
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple examples of brothers killed together
  • Multiple men who will have a brother killed in the Great War
  • The brother of a future Rear Admiral
  • Three men who will have sons lose their lives on service in the Second World War
  • A man whose nephew will be killed in July 1917

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

Second Lieutenant Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at Gallipoli when he is shot through the head by a sniper at age 27.  He is the discoverer of the “Law of Moseley in physics” and his obituary will be published in German newspapers.  Many have speculated that he would have been awarded the Nobel Prize for his work with the quantitative justification of the concept of atomic number in Moseley’s law, advanced chemistry and provided independent support for the Bohr model of the Rutherford/Antonius Van den Broek nuclear atom containing positive nuclear charge equal to atomic number.  It is because of Moseley’s death in the War that the British and many other world governments begin a policy of no longer allowing their scientists to enlist for combat.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn Henry Nunn (commanding 9th Worcestershire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 50. He served on the Nile in 1897 and in the South Africa War.  Colonel Nunn was gazetted to the Worcestershire Regiment from the Middlesex Militia in 1886. He was employed with the Egyptian Army in 1896-7 and served in the Nile Expedition in 1897, receiving the Egyptian Medal with clasp. During the latter part of the South African War he was in command of the Imperial Yeomanry in Natal during 1902, and held the Queen’s Medal with clasp. In 1906 he retired and joined the Reserve of Officers, but he rejoined his old Regiment on the outbreak of the War and was given command of the 9th Worcestershire Regiment in January 1915. He went with his Regiment to the Dardanelles in June 1915.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry George Levinge (Norfolk Regiment commanding 6th North Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 49. He is the eldest son of Harry Corbyn Levinge JP DL late of Knockdrin Castle, Mullingar Westmeath and grandson of the 6th Colonel Levinge joined the Norfolk Regiment in 1885, and served with them and the Mounted Infantry in the South African War. He was twice mentioned in Despatches, promoted Brevet-Major, and awarded the Queen’s and the King’s Medals with five clasps. On the outbreak of the War he was serving with the Norfolk Regiment and in November 1914 was appointed Lieutenant Colonel to command the 10th Battalion from which he was transferred to the command of the 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. In June 1915 he proceeded with his Regiment to Gallipoli.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Basil Edwin Philips (commanding 5th Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 51. Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Richard Cole-Hamilton (Commanding 6th East Lancashire Regiment) is killed in action at Sari Bahr at age 56. His nephew will be killed in a flying accident in July 1917.
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Carden CMG (commanding 5th Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 45. He is the late Commandant of the Northern Rhodesia Police.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Bauchop CMG (commanding Otago Mounted Rifles) dies of wounds on board HMHS Delta at age 44.
  • Major William Sandbach (Royal Lancaster Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 50. He is the son of the Reverend Gilbert Sandbach Rector of Upper Sapey and his son will be killed in December 1941 at age 34 at El Alamein.
  • Major John Gilderdale Jennings (Punjabis attached Royal Dublin Fusiliers) dies of wounds received two days earlier leading an attack on Chocolate Hill Gallipoli at age 37. He is the son of the late General ‘Sir’ Robert Melvill Jennings KCB.
  • Major E W Boyd-Moss DSO (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed in action. His son Major Deryck Frank (Tank Regiment) will be killed in action on 28th October 1942 at age 29.
  • Major Charles Woodward Crofton (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed in action in Gallipoli at age 50. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Woodward Crofton Chaplain at Rangoon.
  • Major Geoffrey Seymour Rowley-Conwy (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 37. He is the son of Conwy Grenville Hercules Rowley-Conwy JP DL. He is the father of the 9th Baron Langford of Summerhill. His brother Rafe Grenville Rowley-Conway (Royal Navy) will later serve as a Rear Admiral.
  • Captain John Wilfrid Mather (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 42. He is the son of the Reverend Frank Albert Mather Vicar of Yatton.
  • Brothers Captain Horatio Gordon Mann and Second Lieutenant Horace Walpole Mann (North Lancashire Regiment) are killed in action on Gallipoli. Horace dies at age 29 and their brother will be killed in Mesopotamia in 1916.
  • Captain George William Rolph (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 37. His brother will be killed October.
  • Captain Alfred Heywood Howard JP (Welsh Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 45.
  • Captain Arthur Charles Davies (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 38. He is the son of Richard Davies MP for Anglesey 1869-86.
  • Captain Edward Wynne Lloyd-Jones (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) is killed in action at 27 on Gallipoli. His brother will be killed in March 1917, they are sons of the late Reverend David Lloyd-Jones and he earned his BA and LLB at Cambridge.
  • Captain Andrew Gordon Reed (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Samuel Reed Rector of Llangyniew.
  • Captain Gerald William Nugent (General List, Headquarters 29th Infantry Brigade) is killed in action at Gallipoli at age 28. He is the son of the 3rd
  • Captain Austen Charles Sandham Belcher (Wiltshire Regiment) is also killed on Gallipoli at age 27. His brother was killed three days earlier and they are sons of the Reverend Gilbert Edward Rector of Chaldon Belcher.
  • Captain Edward William Britten (Middlesex Regiment) is killed on Galilpoli. His brother died on service in February.
  • Lieutenant Ian Calcutt Findlay (York and Lancaster Regiment) is killed at age 18. He is the son of the ‘Honorable Sir’ John and Lady Findlay.
  • Flight Lieutenant David Keith- (Royal Naval Air Service) is killed in action during an air duel at Ostend at age 20. His brother will be killed in an air accident in September.
  • Lieutenant Geoffrey Peter Guillebrand (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend J A Guillebrand.
  • Second Lieutenant Maurice William Pretyman (Royal Engineers) is killed on Gallipoli. His brother will be killed in July 1917 being the only two Pretymans killed in the service of their King in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur John Kennedy McCausland (Border Regiment) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 22. He is the grandson of Lieutenant General John Kennedy McCausland.
  • Second Lieutenant George Albert Collingwood (Border Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli. His brother will be accidentally killed in July 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant William Lionel Gueritz Mortimer (Dublin Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 20 on Gallipoli. He is the son of Reverend Reginald Arthur Mortimer.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles George Cranleigh Fisher-Brown (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will die on service in June 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Sydney William King (Cheshire Regiment) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 20. His brother will be accidentally killed in May 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Oswald Stanley Whaley (Hampshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend Oswald Whaley.
  • Second Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Gerald Sergison Bailey (Grenadier Guards) is killed by a bomb at age 22. He is the son of the 2nd ‘Lord’ Glanusk CB CBE DSO (commanding 2nd South Wales Borderers) who will have a second son die on service in India two weeks before the Armistice.
  • Second Lieutenant Bertram Baker Silcock (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed on Gallipoli at age 23. He is a Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer.
  • Second Lieutenant Philip Walter Jowett Bagnall (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 19. He is the only son of Captain Walter Bagnall JP.
  • Second Lieutenant Robert Menzies Mocatta (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Elias Mocatta who has another son who will die on service in February 1944.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles Nicholls Hathorn (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 20. He is the son of Kenneth Howard Hathorn Judge of the Supreme Court in South Africa.
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur John Allan Britton (Welsh Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 26. He is the son of the late Reverend W J Britton.
  • Corporal John William Arundell (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother will be killed in April 1917.
  • Within days of his brother being killed Lance Corporal Guy Stanley Overton (Canterbury Mounted Rifles) is also killed on Gallipoli while serving in the same regiment. He dies at age 30 the messages announcing their deaths will be received by their parents within a few hours of each other.
  • Lance Corporal Anthony Hugh Hanmer (Canterbury Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Lance Corporal William Norris (Sussex Regiment) is killed at Suvla Bay at age 22. His brother will be killed in September 1916.
  • Lance Corporal Walter James Griffiths (Welsh Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in June 1916.
  • Private Joseph Elwell (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 43. His son will be killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Private Leslie Curtis (Hampshire Regiment) is killed at Suvla Bay at age 17. His two brothers will be killed in the sinking of the Royal Edward in three days serving in the same regiment.
  • Private Wilfrid G Barrow (Lancaster Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend E P Barrow.
  • Private Griffith Edward Jones (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 27. His son will be killed in the next war.
  • Private Thomas Abbots (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 28. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in June of this year.
  • Another set of brothers are killed on this day, one day after their brother was killed. John and Matthew Fisher are killed while serving in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
  • Brothers Rees 26, and Richard Evans 23, die while serving with the Welsh Regiment on Gallipoli.