Monday 4 September 1916 – We Lost 1,166

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Duncan Frederick Campbell

At 07:00 the submarine E7 dives to 100 feet in an attempt to break through the anti-submarine nets at Nagara Point in the Dardanelles. The attempt fails when the starboard propeller becomes entangled in the nets. All attempts to free the vessel fail and the activity draws the attention of Turkish craft in the area. After numerous attacks E7 is forced to surface. After the crew has been removed to safety, the vessel is scuttled.

The hired trawler Jessie Nutten (Skipper Oscar John Pitcher) is sunk by a mine off Lowestoft. Her crew of five is lost including her skipper.

The Deputy Burgomaster at Dar es Salaam is received aboard HMS Echo to accept the terms of surrender of the city and troops, headed by the 129th Baluchis, enter the city.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Member of Parliament
  • A battalion commander
  • The son of a General
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • A member of the Bedfordshire Constabulary
  • A member of the Isle of Ely Constabulary

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Frederick Campbell DSO (Black Watch commanding 2nd/7th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) dies of injuries at home sustained in a mine explosion at age 39. He was wounded at Ypres in November 1914, is a Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire from 1911 until his death and a veteran of the South Africa War.
  • Captain Richard Francis Newdigate (Border Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Lieutenant General ‘Sir’ Henry Newdigate KCB.
  • Captain William Stapleton de Courcy Stretton (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the second of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Samuel Wyness Hutcheon (Highland Light Infantry) dies of tetanus following wounds received on 29th August in the first Battle of the Somme at age 29. He is the English master at Buckie Higher Grade School, Banffshire and he enlisted on 18th September 1914.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles Lewarne Teape (Devonshire Regiment) is killed in action at Ginchy at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Richard Teape Vicar of St Michael’s Devonport.
  • Sergeant Bennett Walter Keid (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 23 one day after his brother was killed. A third brother will be killed November 1917.
  • Sergeant Walter Frederick Surridge (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 28. He is a member of the Bedfordshire Constabulary.
  • Corporal Ernest Owen Peel (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) a member of the Wisbech Isle of Ely Constabulary is killed at age 29. He is the third and final member of the force to lose his life in the Great War.
  • Lance Corporal Arthur Cannell (Norfolk Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother will be killed in September 1917.
  • Private Joe Hodgkinson (Cheshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Private Langton Benson-Brown (Manitoba Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the Very Reverend William Henry Benson-Brown.
  • Private Albert Fordham Abbott (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in June 1915.
  • Private Ernest W Chandler (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 18. He has two brothers who will die in the service of their King in 1918.
  • Private Harry Edward Gall (Cambridgeshire Regiment) dies of wounds received the previous day at age 22. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
  • Private Albert Edward Page (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed in June 1918.
  • Private Gilbert Condick (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His two brothers have previously lost their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Henry Walter J Hill (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother will be killed next March.
  • Private James David Thomas Nunn (West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 35. His brother will be killed in November 1917.
  • Private Samuel Vivian Veall (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 18 six weeks after his brother was killed.
  • Private Charles Alexander Baring (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 23. He is the first of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private John Edward Bloom (Norfolk Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in January 1915.