Saturday 14 August 1915 – We Lost 333

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Brigadier General Ernest Arnold Cowans commanding 159th Brigade, 53rd Division is wounded by a sniper.

General Michael Joseph Tighe reports he has only 4,000 non-African infantry and his situation is serious.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of the 4th Baronet and father of the 5th Baronet
  • A son of a member of the clergy
  • A hockey player
  • A staff member of the Gisborne New Zealand Post and Telegraph
  • Multiple families that will lose a second son

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  • Commander Thomas Charles Alfred Blomefield (HMS Juno) dies of wounds received at age 40. He led a shore party landing at Bushire yesterday which lost five men. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Thomas Wilmot Peregrine Blomefield the 4th Baronet and his son will become the 5th
  • Captain Joseph Wilfred Beanland (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed on Gallipoli at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Joseph Beanland Vicar of Skirbeck.
  • Captain Maynard Percy Andrews (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed at Bosinghe at age 44. He is a School Master and the only son of the Reverend Percy Andrews Vicar of Ash.
  • Lieutenant Leslie Benito Fisher (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action near Bois Grenier at age 30. He was a brilliant hockey player, playing for Sussex and Dorset and obtaining his colours for the latter county.
  • Private William Turner Farquhar (Otago Infantry) is killed at age 28. He is on the staff of the Gisborne Post and Telegraph.
  • Private Myles Burton (King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His brother will be killed in September 1917.
  • Private George John Ursell (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 19. His brother will be killed in 1 year and two days on the Western Front.
  • Private James John Brennan (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 20. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
  • Private Joseph Edgar Ginders (Canterbury Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 31. His brother will be killed in March 1918.