Monday 15 November 1915 – We Lost 215
The Royal Scots provide supporting fire during an attack on the enemy trench H11A opposite Russel’s Loop. Companies number 1 and 2 charge and after bombing and hand to hand fighting capture the objective. Trench H11A is named Rosebery Street after Lord Rosebery, Honorary Colonel of the 1/7th Royal Scots.
Today’s losses include:
- A Rugby football player for the Edinburgh Wanderers
- A Justice of the Peace
- A High Sheriff
- Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Frederick Arthur Bligh JP High Sheriff (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 54.
- Captain John Edmund Flett (Royal Scots) is killed in the action at age 38. He is a well-known Rugby Football player for the Edinburgh Wanderers. His two brothers will be killed in the next two years.
- Private William Crispin (Essex Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 22. His brother will be killed in June 1916.