Saturday 16 October 1915 – We Lost 273

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General Hamilton is relieved of command for Gallipoli.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Chaplin
  • The son of Chaplain who will die on service later in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons
  • A 16-year old

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major A T W Constable (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 32. He is the son of Reverend Thomas Constable.
  • Chaplain Charles Edmund Doudney (attached 18th Brigade, 6th Division) dies of wounds at age 44. He is the son of the late Reverend David Doudney Rector at St Helen’s Hastings.
  • Lieutenant William Oliver Fortescue Darling (Royal Irish Rifles) is killed attempting to rescue a wounded corporal at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Oliver Warner Darling Rector of Killesk who will lose another son in less than two months.
  • Second Lieutenant Robert Carlyly Baile (Royal Engineers) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend George William Baile Chaplain to the Forces who will die on service in January 1918.
  • Private Herbert Orchard (Grenadier Guards) is killed in action during the counter-attack at the Battle of Loos at age 21. His brother will die from war service in February 1919.
  • Private Hubert John Oldring (Grenadier Guards) is killed during the counter attack in the Battle of Loos at age 21. His brother will die in February 1919.
  • Private Gilbert Harry Tripney (Australian Infantry) is killed in action on the Somme. He is his battalion’s rifle champion and is killed at age 16.