Wednesday 6 October 1915 – We Lost 263

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Charles Thomas Mills

Charles Thomas Mills

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of Parliament
  • A son of the 2nd Baron Hilingdon
  • A player for the Rangers Football Club
  • The grandson of a General
  • A man whose mother died serving in the British Red Cross Ambulance
  • The son of a Chaplain
  • A man whose brother will be killed in April 1943
  • A man whose brother will be killed in 1918 attempting to escape a POW camp

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  •  Major Arthur Rowland Hill (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 35. He is the grandson of Lieutenant General George Mytton Hill.
  • Lieutenant Christopher Dearmer (Royal Naval Air Service) dies of wounds at Suvla Bay at age 21. His mother died serving in the British Red Cross Ambulance in Serbia last July. He is the son of Chaplain Percy Dearmer of the British Red Cross who will lose a son born to his second wife in April 1943.
  • Second Lieutenant S N Medlicott (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at Loos at age 18. His brother will be captured the following month and killed attempting to escape a prisoner of war camp in May 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Charles Thomas Mills (Scots Guards) is killed in action at age 28. He is the Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and son of the 2nd Baron Hillingdon.
  • Private David B Murray (Seaforth Highlanders) a player for the Rangers Football Club is killed at age 21.
  • Private John Fraser McDonald (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 21. His brother was killed less than two weeks ago.
  • Private Walter Burnell (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in the sinking of HMS Formidable on New Year’s Day this year.