Monday 20 September 1915 – We Lost 215
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a General
- The father of two sons lost in service of King and Country
- The heir presumptive of the Baronies of Walpole
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- Two men who will have a brother killed
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Colonel Henry Townsend Butcher (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 58. He is the son of the late Major General Arthur Butcher (RM). He has two sons who will be killed in the service of King and Country the first Second Lieutenant Arthur James Basil Butcher (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) will be killed in September 1916 at age 32 and his other son will be killed as Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Aveling Butcher (Royal Army Medical Corps) who will be killed in December 1942 in Tunisia.
- Lieutenant Thomas Henry Bourke Vade-Walpole (Gordon Highlanders) is killed in action at age 36. He was the heir presumptive to the Baronies of Walpole and his brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Lieutenant Noel Henry Cragg (Royal Navy Naval Siege Siege Guns) is killed by shell fire at Nieuport at age 22. His brother will be killed in July 1916 and they are sons of Captain William Alfred Cragg JP.