Thursday 7 October 1915 – We Lost 243

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Dennis Ivor Day

Dennis Ivor Day

Today’s losses include:

  • The brother of a Great War Poet
  • A Cambridge and St Ives Rowing Club rower
  • The son of a member of clergy
  • Men who will lose one or two brothers who will be killed in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Benjamin George Gunner MC (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 23. He is the last of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Dennis Ivor Day (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds received 25 September when he is shot through the eye by a sniper at Vermelles while on observation duty at age 23. He was a Cambridge and St Ives Rowing Club rower and his brother, a Great War Poet, will be killed in February 1918.
  • Lance Corporal James Henry Hattersley-Smith (Norfolk Regiment) dies of wounds at age 39. He is the son of the Reverend Percy Hattersley-Smith of Cheltenham College and grandson of ‘Sir’ James Meek. His brother will die on service on 1st November and he was also a scholar of Winchester College and of Lincoln College, Oxford.
  • Private David Michael Carew (Royal Newfoundland Regiment) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 19. His brother will be killed on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Private Andrew Rippin (Northamptonshire Regiment) dies of appendicitis at age 19. His brother will be killed in November 1917.