Saturday 28 August 1915 – We Lost 398
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.