Monday 8 November 1915 – We Lost 201

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No major fighting takes place as 201 men lose their lives in the war today.

The steam trawler Yarmouth (Skipper Charles James Blythe) is reported missing with a crew of eight.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • A man who will be buried by his father a Chaplain on service

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Walter H Wright (commanding 1/4th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry dies at home
  • Second Lieutenant Kenneth Theodore Dunbar Wilcox (West Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 20 near Lankhof Chateau, Ypres. He will be buried at Reninghelst two days later by his father the Reverend Alfred George Wilcox, Vicar of St George’s, Batterea Park Road, London and Senior Chaplain of the XV (Scottish) Division and the Highland Division. He is a former King’s scholar of Westminster School and Westminster Exhibit1oner of Christ College, Oxford.