Saturday 9 October 1915 – We Lost 260

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British forces under Charles Dobell capture Wum Biagas after an action in which the Nigerian and Gold Coast troops distinguished themselves.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man who has two brothers will be killed in the Second World War
  • Multiple men who will have a brother killed in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Leslie William Kennelly (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend William James McKeon Kennelly Canon of Bombay.
  • Lieutenant Herbert Richard Pelly (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 20. His two brothers John Noel and Edmund Godfrey Pelly will both die on service in 1945 and 1939 respectively.
  • Private William Barnfield (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed in November 1916.
  • Private Frederick Columbus (Royal Newfoundland Regiment) dies on active service in Egypt at age 21. His brother will be killed in action on 9th October in two years also at age 21.
  • Gunner Percy Vincent Neems (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in March 1917.
  • Bandsman Sidney Gilbert Lewis (Grenadier Guards) dies at home at age 39. His son will be killed in October 1917.