Monday 1 November 1915 – We Lost 180
The troopship SS California arrives in England with troops from Canada.
The torpedo boat 96 is sunk in a collision with the troopship HMTS Tringa off Gibraltar. Eleven of her crew are killed.
Today’s losses include:
- The younger brother of Great War Poet Siegfried Sassoon
- Multiple men who will have a brother killed in the Great War
- Multiple men who are the sons of members of the clergy
- The grandson of a member of the clergy
- The son of an Admiral
- A hold of the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for life saving
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant James Edward Downes Lambert (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the late Reverend J H Lambert, sometime Rector of Pencombe.
- Lieutenant Geoffrey Alban Hattersley-Smith (HMS Lark Royal Navy) dies of dysentery on service at home. His brother died of wounds the previous month and they are sons of the Reverend Percy Hattersley-Smith of Cheltenham College. He is a holder of the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for life saving on 16th February 1914 while on HMS Pegasus he saved Stoker Petty Officer A F Hodge when the latter was knocked into Lamu Harbour British East Africa.
- Second Lieutenant Hamo Sassoon (Royal Engineers) dies of wounds received on Gallipoli at age 28. He is buried at sea. He is the younger brother of Siegfried Sassoon who will go onto fame as a Great War Poet.
- Second Lieutenant John Sidney Brocklehurst (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 23 on Gallipoli. His brother will be killed next February.
- Second Lieutenant Dudley Francis Cecil Bacon (Durham Light Infantry) dies of wounds at home at age 20. He is the son of Admiral ‘Sir’ Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon KCB KCVO DSO and the grandson of the Reverend Thomas Bacon.