Tuesday 24 August 1915 – We Lost 249
Today’s losses include:
- The grandson of the 1st Viscount Edward Cardwell
- The son of a Baronet
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- Multiple families that will lose a second son in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Captain Gilbert William Mapplebeck (Liverpool Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed in England. Along with Lieutenant Warrand he carried out the first night bombing raid of the Great War.
- Lieutenant Warrand died of wounds received on that raid. He is the grandson of Parliamentarian Viscount Edward Cardwell.
- Lieutenant Thomas Evans Keith Lees (Dorset Yeomanry) 2nd Baronet dies of wounds received three days prior at Gallipoli at age 29.
- Sergeant Henry John Sandy (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 25, seventeen days after his older brother was killed.
- Sergeant Bernard Dabell (Otago Mounted Rifles) dies of wounds at age 27. He is the son of Charles Dabell JP.
- Private Samuel John Liddington (Wellington Regiment) dies of wounds at age 26. His brother will be accidentally killed in April 1917.