Monday 15 November 1915 – We Lost 215

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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.