Saturday 28 August 1915 – We Lost 398

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Charles Alfred Lister

Charles Alfred Lister

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of the 4th Baron Ribblesdale
  • The son of a Baronet
  • A Chaplain
  • The son of a New Zealand Jurist
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Two brothers killed together
  • A family that will lose three sons
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

Sub Lieutenant Charles Alfred Lister (Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division) the son of the 4th Baron Ribblesdale, dies of his third wound of the war at Gallipoli at age 27.  A secretary in His Majesties Diplomatic Service he joined other Sub Lieutenants Rupert Brooke, Patrick Houston Shaw-Stewart, Frederick Septimus Kelly, Bernard Freyberg & John Bigelow Dodge when the call went out to join the military. His brother-in-law Percy Lyulph Wyndham was killed in September 1914.

  • Major Francis William Lindley Gull (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 28.He is the son of ‘Sir’ William Cameron Gull 2nd
  • Chaplain ‘the Reverend’ William Grant (attached Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed in action at age 56 while looking for wounded in captured trenches close to Hill 60.
  • Second Lieutenant Desmond Fosbury Kettle (Auckland Mounted Rifles, NZEF) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 34. He is the son of Judge Charles Kettle.
  • Brothers Trooper Edward Guise Brittan and Lance Corporal Henry Bertram Brittan (Canterbury Mounted Rifles) are killed together at Gallipoli. Edward dies at age 24, while Henry is killed at 27. A third brother will be killed in action in April 1918.
  • Private Walter Thomas Dowsell (Royal Berkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at home received in action at age 29. His brother was killed earlier in the month.
  • Trooper Charles Cyril Milling (Auckland Mounted Rifles) is killed in Gallipoli. He is the son of the Reverend Matthew John Tyne Milling Vicar of Ashton Keynes.
  • Trooper Bernard Reginald John Deane (Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Henry John Deane Vicar of Isle Brewers.