Wednesday 15 September 1915 – We Lost 182

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Cap badge of the Irish Guards

Cap badge of the Irish Guards

Submarine E16 sinks the German submarine U-6 in the North Sea.  Her commander and four others are saved and made prisoners.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two sons of members of the clergy
  • Co-founder of the St Patrick’s Society at Oxford
  • A man who will have two brothers killed later in the war
  • Multiple men who will lose a brother in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  • Captain Desmond Clare Parsons (Irish Guards) is killed at age 26. He is the only son of the Honorable R C Parsons.
  • Captain Gerald Goldie-Taubman (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies at home of peritonitis contracted on Gallipoli at age 42. He is the son of the late ‘Sir’ John Goldie-Taubman.
  • Lieutenant John Philip Morton Carpenter (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 22. He is the son of the Venerable W H Carpenter Archdeacon of Sarum.
  • Lieutenant John MacKreth (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Edmund Francis MacKreth.
  • Lieutenant Charles Frank Purcell (Irish Guards attached Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 24. He helped start the St Patrick’s Society at Oxford where he was one of the promoters of a movement for “a reasonable Irish nationalism.”
  • Private Leonard Charles Hardy (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in May of this year.
  • Private William Calder (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed at age 22. He is the first of three brothers who will be killed in the Great War.
  • Private Frederick James Greer Mills (Royal Marines Light Infantry) is killed on Gallipoli at age 22. His brother will be killed in August 1917.