Sunday 28 November 1915 – We Lost 272
The great winter storm at Suvla reaches its climax. The northerly wind becomes colder, and a blinding snowstorm prevails for the greater part of the day. To the men in the trenches it seems as though the storm will never cease and that the entire army will be wiped out.
Today’s losses include:
- A theology student
- A man whose brother was killed in November 1914
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Raymond Pugh Shaw (Royal Fusiliers) killed leaving his trench to aid a wounded man in the open. His brother was killed in November 1914.
- Lieutenant Maurice MacKenzie (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Irish Rifles) is killed at age 28. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Stephen MacKenzie.
- Lance Corporal T Eustace (Quebec Regiment) is killed in action on the Western Front at age 28. He had been a theology student who was planning to join the Church of England ministry.
- Trooper William Albert Baker (Australian Light Horse) is killed at age 35. The inscription on his headstone reads, “Brother Bill a sniping fell, we miss him still, we ever will”.