Friday 1 October 1915 – We Lost 500
Today’s losses include:
- Two battalion commanders
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A man whose son will be born tomorrow
- Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
- The son-in-law of a Baronet
- Multiple families that will lose two or three sons
- The son of a General
- The son of a Member of Parliament
- A Scottish Rugby International
- A man whose son and name sake will be killed in May 1940
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel John Cassels Monteith (commanding 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 39. He is the son of the late Reverend John Monteith and his son will be born the following day. He is the son-in-law of ‘Sir’ John Wilson of Airdrie JP the 1st Baronet whose son will be killed in April 1917. His brother was killed last week.
- Lieutenant Colonel Charles Arthur Armstrong (commanding 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 42. He is the son of Major General Charles Armstrong.
- Major Frederick MacDonnell Browne DSO (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 42. He is the son of the late Venerable J F Browne the Archdeacon of Madras.
- Major Wilfred Edward Nicol DSO (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds at age 32. He is the son of Donald N Nicol MP.
- Second Lieutenant Percy Paris Pope (Welsh Regiment) is killed in action at age 33. He is the son of Alfred Pope JP and has two brothers who will die while serving, one killed in May 1917 one dying in April 1919.
- Second Lieutenant Walter Michael Dickson (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) an International Rugby player for Scotland in 1912 and 1913 is killed in action at age 27.
- Corporal William Pratt (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed last May.
- Private Archibald Marr (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in January of this year.
- Private John Etches (York and Lancaster Regiment) is killed in action. His son and name sake will be killed in May 1940.