Sunday 5 September 1915 – We Lost 251

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David Revell Bedell-Sivright

David Revell Bedell-Sivright

Today’s losses include:

  • The 1909 Scottish Amateur heavyweight boxing champion
  • A Scottish Rugby International
  • The President of the Australian Rugby Union
  • A twice consecutive winner of the Irish Grand Military Steeplechase
  • A Lincolnshire cricket player
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A man who will have two brothers also killed in the Great War
  • A man whose brother will die of injuries received while training in 1918.

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

Surgeon David Revell Bedell-Sivright (Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division) dies of septicemia at age 35 while being evacuated from Gallipoli.  He is a former Captain of the Scottish International Rugby team, having earned twenty-two caps. He was also the 1909 Scottish amateur heavyweight-boxing champion.

  • Major James Whiteside Fraser McManamey (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 53. He was the President of the Australian Rugby Union. He played in the first New South Wales – Queensland interstate rugby games and was a referee for many years.
  • Captain Percy Hume Allfrey Anderson (Lancers Indian Army) is killed commanding a squadron of his regiment in a cavalry charge, during an engagement with the Mohmands at Sheb Kador, on the Punjab Frontier at age 34. He is the grandson of ‘Sir’ George W Anderson KCB and Robert Allfrey DL. Captain Anderson joined the Lancers in 1900. He rode the winner of the Irish Grand Military Steeplechase in two consecutive years. From 1910-1914 he was an instructor in Cavalry Tactics at the Cavalry School of Instruction at Netheravon. In June 1914 he rejoined his Regiment at Rawalpindi in India.
  • Second Lieutenant Bernard Arthur Knights Smith (Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds at age 20. His brother will die of injuries received during training at home in April 1918 and they are sons of the Reverend Leslie Knights Smith Vicar of Uttoxeter.
  • Private William Scott (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at Anzac on Gallipoli at age 20. He has two brothers who are also killed in the Great War.
  • Able Seaman Clement Bellingham Cheales (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies of wounds in Alexandria received on Gallipoli at age 39. He played cricket from 1892 to 1895 for Lincolnshire including the team in 1895 that won the Minor Counties Championship. He is also the son of the Reverend Henry John Cheales Vicar of Friskney.