Monday 13 September 1915 – We Lost 200
The first attempt to drop a spy behind enemy lines by aircraft fails when Captain Thomas Westropp Mulcahy-Morgan crashes his BE2c near Ooigem, Belgium. He and the spy are both wounded and made prisoners after friendly civilians are able to remove incriminating papers from the scene. Captain Mulcahy-Morgan will escape on 9th April 1917 and will be awarded the Military Cross for his efforts in that escape.
Today’s losses include:
- A man whose wife’s brother was killed last June
- Multiple families that will lose a second son in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Second Lieutenant David Alexander Beveridge (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds on Malta at age 28. His sister’s husband was killed in June of this year.
- Corporal John Duncan (Gordon Highlanders) is killed in action at age 23. His brother was killed in May of this year.
- Lance Corporal Albert Henry Le Bas (Royal Irish Rifles) is killed in action at age 23. His brother will be killed in December of this year.
- Private Edgar George Bindoff (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds in Eypgt. His brother will be killed in July 1916.
- Private David George Wyatt (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed at sea on the last day of 1917.