Wednesday 20 October 1915 – We Lost 288
The 25th Australian Infantry Battalion suffers its first officer casualty when Lieutenant Archibald Vivian Auchterlonie is shot through the head. He is a 23-year old civil servant and had a brother who was killed in August on Gallipoli and a second brother who will be killed in August 1918.
Today’s losses include:
- A Battalion Commander
- Two sons of members of the clergy
- Families that will lose two and three sons
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Colonel Murray Venables Hilton (commanding 7th East Lancashire Regiment) is killed in action at age 59. He is the son of the Reverend Clarence Jones Hilton and had previously served in the Zhob Valley Expedition of 1884.
- Lieutenant Peter Clutterbuck (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Peter Clutterbuck JP.
- Corporal Arthur Nicholas de Ste Croix (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Miles de Ste Croix Vicar of St Saviour’s Guernsey.
- Private Jesse Marcham (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed next September.