Friday 27 August 1915 – We Lost 472
Australians again fight at and this time capture Hill 60.
Today’s losses include:
- The Chief Magistrate of Gambia
- A Scout Master
- The organizer of the first Boy Scout troop in Egypt
- A member of the New South Wales first Legislative Assembly
- The son of a member of the first Commonwealth Parliament
- The nephew of the Mayor of Pennith
- A great great grandson of a Ngapuhi tribe chief
- A featherweight and lightweight amateur boxing champion of Australia and New Zealand
- The middle of three brothers killed in the Great War
- Multiple families that will lose another son in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Captain Edward Archibald Hume (South Staffordshire Regiment) the Chief Magistrate of Gambia is killed at age 36 on Gallipoli. His brother was killed last October.
- Lieutenant E H Cameron (Dublin Fusiliers) dies in Ireland. He is the son of the late ‘Sir’ Charles Cameron. Corporal Samuel Sumpton (Dorset Yeomanry) is killed on Gallipoli at age 28. He is a Scout Master of the Wimborne Boy Scouts and organized the first troop of Boy Scouts in Egypt (Cairo) for which he received commendation form ‘Sir’ Robert Baden-Powell.
- Private Frank William Blackwell (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in October 1914.
- Private Harold Bathurst Smith (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 20 near Hill 60. He is the youngest son of the Honorable Sydney Smith who was a member of the first Commonwealth Parliament. His uncle was mayor of Penrith and a member of the New South Wales first Legislative Assembly as a member for Nepean.
- Trooper Arthur Owen Downes (Auckland Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 22. His brother will die next month of enteric fever and they are great great grandsons of the Ngapuhi Chief Hongi Hiki.
- Trooper James Michael Hagerty (Canterbury Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 27. He is the featherweight and lightweight amateur boxing champion of Australian and New Zealand.
- Trooper Stanley Wharton Sommerville (Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed in action at age 24. His brother will be killed in Palestine in April 1918.
- Private Percy Gerard Atwill (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 27 being the middle of three brothers who will be killed in the Great War.