Wednesday 29 September 1915 – We Lost 656
Indian Expeditionary Force “D” enters Kut.
Today’s losses include:
- Grandson of the founder of the Dictionary of National Biography
- A man whose father will die on service in the Defence Corps in 1917
- Two battalion commanders
- Families that will lose 2, 3 and 4 sons
- A son of the member of the clergy
- The son of the 5th Earl of Kenmare
- The grandson of the 2nd Baron Whamclife
- The son of a Baronet
- A Chesterton footballer
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Arthur George Edward Egerton (commanding 1st Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 36. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Alfred Mordaunt Egerton KCVO and has a brother who will be killed in August 1917.
- Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Harold Ernest Walter (commanding 8th Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed.
- Captain Henry Fraser Munro (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed in action at age 38. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Henry and Lady Margaret Munro.
- Captain Evelyn Seppings Wilson (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His two brothers also die in the Great War, one four days prior the second in January 1917.
- Lieutenant ‘The Honorable’ Maurice Henry Dermot Browne (Coldstream Guards) is killed in action at Loos at age 21. He is the son of the 5th Earl and Countess of Kenmare, the brother of Viscount Castlecrosse (Irish Guards).
- Lieutenant Henry Charles Mowbray Howard (York and Lancaster Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. His older brother will be killed in the Middle East next March. They are sons of Reverend Henry Frederick Howard Rector of Brightwalton.
- Lieutenant Geoffrey Murray-Smith (Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 19. He is the grandson of the founder of the Dictionary of National Biography and his older brother has died of wounds as a prisoner of war in November 1914.
- Second Lieutenant Francis Digby Edward Cayley (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) the son of ‘Sir’ George Everard Arthur Cayley the 9th Baronet and the great grandson of the 2nd Baron Wharncliffe who dies at 21. His father will die at home serving in the Defence Corps in November 1917 at age 56.
- Second Lieutenant James Utermarck Chisholm-Batten (Dorsetshire Regiment attached Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 31. His brother will be killed in August 1917.
- Lance Corporal Frederick Wilkins (Berkshire Regiment) dies of wounds. He is the second of four brothers who are killed in the Great War.
- Private Robert Russell (Black Watch) is killed at age 31. His brother was killed in April of this year.
- Private Arthur Revill (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds at age 26. He is a Chesterton footballer.
- Private Joseph Charles Bridgen (Royal Fusiliers) is killed. His step brother was killed in September 1914.