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Saturday 17 February 1917 – We Lost 1,444

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W H S S Douglas-Willan

The Q-Ship HMS Farnborough (Lieutenant Commander G Campbell) sinks the submarine U83 by gunfire southwest of Ireland.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man who will have two brothers killed later in the Great War
  • The son of the 4th Baron Langford
  • An actor for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Brothers killed together
  • A member of the Hemel Hempstead Salvation Army Band
  • A member of the Bedfordshire Constabulary

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert James Francis Meyricke (Royal Fusiliers commanding 6th Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 38.
  • Captain William Howard Sholto Stanhop Douglas-Willan (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend John Alfred Douglas-Willan Rector of Morley.
  • Lieutenant Henry Guy Chaplin Coulson (Royal Marines Light Infantry) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
  • Lieutenant James Howard Stables (India Army Reserve of Officers attached Gurkha Rifles) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of the late Reverend Walter Howard Stables Vicar of St Chad’s, Leeds.
  • Second Lieutenant Robert Burton Clegg (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Robert E Clegg.
  • Second Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ George Cecil Rowley (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the 4th Baron Langford.
  • Sub Lieutenant William Ribton Haines (Howe Battalion Royal Naval Division) a member of the original stock company at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
  • Brothers Lance Corporal Charles Guy Destrube and Private Paul Jean Destrube (Royal Fusiliers) are killed in action together. Charles dies at age 27 while his brother is only 26. They are the only Destrube’s to die in the service of their King in either of the World Wars and are buried together in same grave in Serre Road Cemetery No. 1.
  • Private George Anderson (Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 29. His brother Robert is killed during the Great War.
  • Private George Edward Fairclough (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action. His brother will be killed on the last day of this year.
  • Private Clarence William Mears (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds received in action at age 25. His brother will die in less than one month.
  • Private Laurence Ogden (Suffolk Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His brother was killed in January 1915.
  • Private George Brand (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 34. His brother was killed last July.
  • Trooper Edward Romaine Thompson (Household Battalion) is killed in action at age 29. His brother will be killed in August of this year at Ypres.
  • Private Alfred Henry Bass (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed. He is a member of the Hemel Hempstead Salvation Army Band.
  • Private Charles Herbert Pedley (Royal Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the third member of the Bedfordshire Constabulary to be killed this month.
  • Private Douglas Henry Purchase (Royal Marine Light Infantry Royal Naval Division) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed on the first day of the Somme.
  • Private Arthur Maiden (Royal Marines Light Infantry) is killed at age 26. He is the first of three brothers who will be killed this year.

Monday 17 April 1916 – We Lost 411

Edward Fleetwood Berry

Edward Fleetwood Berry

British retake Beit Aiessa Mesopotamia.

Germans are in force at Kondoa Irangi German East Africa.

Today’s losses include:

  •  Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Arthur Forbes (Indian Pioneers) is killed in action at age 35, eleven days after his brother was killed on the same front.
  • Captain Edward Fleetwood Berry (Gurkha Rifles) is killed at age 27. He is the son of the son of the Reverend James Fleetwood Berry Rector of Galway.
  • Captain Charles Edward Cecil Hill (Highland Light Infantry) is killed at Kut. He is the son of Canon Hill Rector of Bury.
  • Lieutenant Montague Forwood Ainslie (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of Richard M Ainslie Vicar of Childwall Parish Church.
  • Sergeant Arthur Leonard Walford DCM (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed in June 1918.
  • Private Joseph Frank Bamsey (New Brunswick Regiment) dies on service at age 25 at home. His brother died in January 1915.

Friday 7 April 1916 – We Lost 305

Horace Robert Martineau VC

Horace Robert Martineau VC

At 21:00 an artillery bombardment is fired at Fallahiyeh just to raise some activity in the Turkish trenches so they can be observed.

Lieutenant Horace Robert Martineau (Otago Regiment) dies in Dunedin Hospital as a result of gastritis and haematemesis (the vomiting of blood due to prolonged erosion of the stomach lining). As the illness is a continuation of the sickness he first contracted while on Gallipoli, Martineau is categorized as having died after discharge from the NZEF from disease contracted while on active service. On the 26th December, 1899, during the fight at Game Tree, near Mafeking, when the order to retire had been given, Sergeant Martineau stopped and picked up Corporal Le Camp, who had been struck down about 10 yards from the Boer trenches, and half dragged, half carried, him towards a bush about 150 yards from the trenches. In doing this Sergeant Martineau was wounded in the side, but paid no attention to it, and proceeded to stanch and bandage the wounds of his comrade, whom he, afterwards, assisted to retire. The firing while they were retiring was very heavy and Sergeant Martineau was again wounded. When shot the second time he was absolutely exhausted from supporting his comrade, and sank down unable to proceed further. He received three wounds, one of which necessitated the amputation of his arm near the shoulder. For his actions he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

British armoured cars raid Moraisa (18 miles northeast of Sollum) in Western Egypt.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • A county cricket player
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose twin brother was killed last year
  • A family that will three sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Alexander Gordon Cowie (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds in Mesopotamia at age 27. He played cricket for Hampshire and Cambridgeshire Regiment.
  • Captain Cecil Hamilton Clibborn (Punjabis) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed last December.
  • Lieutenant Francis Robert Heuston (Quebec Regiment) is killed at age 22. His twin brother was killed in August 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Second Lieutenant Hugh Valentine Cholmeley (Grenadier Guards) is killed in action at age 28. His younger brother will die on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles Frisch (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Gurkha Rifles) is killed in Mesopotamia at age 29. He is one of three brothers who will be killed in the Great War.

Wednesday 8 March 1916 – We Lost 1,108

R P Dunn Pattison

R P Dunn Pattison

British patrols advancing cautiously at dawn on Dujaila Redoubt find the enemy positions unoccupied but the British initiative is not strong enough to be able to move beyond where they are initially ordered to go. The British request artillery to be brought up and by the time it arrives 6,000 Turks are awaiting the British.  The advance is cut down by machine-gun and rifle fire from the Redoubt trenches at a distance of some 700 yards.  By noon they have gained 200 yards and by 14:30 it is clear the attack cannot continue.  General Aylmer orders the 7th and 8th Indian Brigades of the Lahore Division to attack at 16:30. The Manchester Regiment and Royal Scinde Rifles make it into the trenches but an immediate counter-attack forces them out again.  British losses in the action are placed at 4,000 killed and wounded.

The drifter Enterprise II is sunk by a mine off Brindisi. Among the eight fatalities is Deck Hand Reginald Stannard killed at 18. His two brothers will be killed over the next year.

Today’s losses include:

  • A published academic historian
  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The son-in-law of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two son in the Great War
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • A man whose father will die on service

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Hastings Harington (commanding 62nd Punjabis) is killed at age 48.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Wilson Fox (commanding 6th Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 49.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arthur Clowes (commanding 1st Staffordshire Yeomanry) dies of typhoid fever in Egypt at age 48.
  • Major Bernard Henry Howard (Sikhs) is killed in the action at age 38. His younger brother was killed on the Western Front last September and they are sons of the Reverend Henry Frederick Howard.
  • Captain and Adjutant Richard Phillipson Dunn Pattison (Devonshire Regiment) an academic historian specializing in military history is killed at age 45. He is the son of Alexander Dunn Pattison an Advocate of Old Kilpatrick, Dumbarton and his wife Minnie Phillipson. He studied at New College, Oxford and also served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford and became Professor of History at Oxford University. He became distinguished military historian and after publishing War in 1904, followed it up with Napoleon’s Marshals in 1909. This classic work, containing detailed biographical sketches of the 24 Marshals of France appointed by Napoleon, will be republished in 2007. His history of the Black Prince is a popular and scholarly biography as is his history of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Pattison married Mary Winifred Wilkes who was at Girton College. She was the daughter of the Reverend Alpheus Wilkes and brother of Paget Wilkes, whose biography she wrote. The couple has two daughters.
  • Captain Walter Greatwood (Outram’s Rifles attached Gurkha Rifles) is killed at age 35. His brother will die of wounds in October 1917.
  • Captain Alfred Henry Parsons (Gurkha Rifles) is killed at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend H Parsons.
  • Captain Arthur Morris Slingsby MC (Punjabis) is killed at age 30 in Mesopotamia. His brother was killed last July.
  • Captain Aubrey Halliwell Baker (Somerset Light Infantry) is in Mesopotamia at age 26. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
  • Lieutenant Ambrose Joseph Cocks Heriz-Smith (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 38. He is the son of J T C Heriz-Smith JP.  Lieutenant Arthur Hadden MC (Sikhs) is killed at age 23.  His father will die on service in Egypt next May.
  • Second Lieutenant John Richard Milligan (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Cokes Rifles) is killed in Mesopotamia at age 27. His brother was killed last September.
  • Second Lieutenant Cyril Walter Wallace (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Sikhs) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in March 1915 and they are sons of the Reverend Walter Edward Wallace.

Wednesday 9 February 1916 – We Lost 177

George Taylor Richardson

George Taylor Richardson

Major General W E Peyton succeeds Major General A Wallace in command of the Western Frontier Force Egypt.

A combined British and Belgian force of six ships sink the German ship Hedwig von Wissmann on Lake Tanganyika.

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • The son-in-law of a General

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain George Taylor Richardson (Eastern Ontario Regiment) dies of wounds at 29. He is a Canadian Amateur Hockey defenseman who played for Queens University when they won the Allan Cup in 1909 as the National Senior (21 and over) amateur national Hockey Champions. Queens University stadium is named for him and he will be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950.
  • Captain Allister Ralph Speirs-Alexander (Indian Medical Service attached Gurkha Rifles) dies of wounds at Kut. He is the son-in-law of Major General Frank Hale Berwick Marsh.

Thursday 13 January 1916 – We Lost 410

Chatta Singh

Chatta Singh

General Fenton John Aylmer VC KCB attacks Wadi, Mesopotamia.  The Wadi is a steep valley of a stream that runs from the north into the River Tigris, some six miles upstream towards Kut-al-Amara from Sheikh Sa’ad.  The advance is delayed to allow the morning mist to clear.  It takes much longer than anticipated for the artillery accompanying the flanking force to cross the steep-sided Wadi and it is not until 13:00 that it is all in position.  There is little Turkish opposition in this area, but the advancing infantry are so few in number for the distance to be covered that in many places they advance beyond the Turkish posts, to be shot down from the rear. The delay has seriously affected the chances of success, as small-arms and artillery fire from the alerted Turks begins to halt the British infantry moves.  The Turkish units also begin to wheel around from a north-south position to an east-west one, to keep facing the flanking maneuver of the British. The frontal attack by the 28th Brigade is completely repulsed, with heavy casualties. As dusk begins to fall, it becomes clear that the attempt has failed. No British troops have gotten as far around the Turkish flank as to reach the river, and the mouth of the Hanna Defile is still held – indeed strongly entrenched – by the enemy.  The Wadi itself is now in British hands, but the relieving force is no nearer to Kut, and the strengthening Turkish forces are holding on to their forward positions in what is to prove to be a most difficult obstacle at the Hanna. More than two hundred British and Indian troops are killed and one thousand four hundred wounded.

Among those killed in the above action are:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Walter Tribe CMG (commanding 41st Dogras) killed at age 47. He is the son of the Venerable Archdeacon Tribe.
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Beadon (commanding 51st Sikh Field Force) is killed at age 49. He is the son of General E M Beadon.
  • Major James Scholfield Fraser (acting commander 1/5th East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 38.
  • Lieutenant Irvin John Hughes (Gurkha Rifles) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Major General Charles Frederick Hughes CB.
  • Lieutenant Reginald Courtenay Hulton Woodhouse (Punjabis) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Reginald Illingworth Woodhouse Rector of Merstham and his cousin was killed in July 1915.
  • Lance Corporal Joseph Edward Hinder (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed last October.
  • Private T Cranston (Black Watch) is killed at age 24. He is a football player for the Clyde Football Club.

Sepoy Chatta Singh (Bhopal Infantry) will be awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at Wadi for leaving cover to assist his commanding officer that is lying wounded and helpless in the open.  Sepoy Chatta Singh binds up the officer’s wounds and then digs cover for him with his entrenching tool, being exposed all the time to very heavy rifle fire.  For five hours until nightfall he remains beside the wounded officer, shielding him with is own body on his exposed side.  He then, under cover of darkness, goes back for assistance and brings the officer to safety.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple sons of Generals
  • A man whose brother has been previously killed in the Great War
  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • A Clyde Football Club player
  • A man whose cousin was previously killed

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Herbert Augustine Carter VC (Indian Grenadiers attached Pathans) dies on service from the effects of exhaustion after effecting the relief of Mwele Mdogo, British East Africa. While suffering from fever he led a forced march of two days under intense heat to reach the fort in time. He dies at age 41. He was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Somaliland Campaign for actions performed at Jidballi on 19th December 1903.  He is the son of the late Reverend Conway R. D. Carter Vicar of Erth.
  • Gunner John Albert Brennan (Canadian Machine Gun Corps) is killed. He is a former member of the Cobalt Police Force.

Thursday 30 December 1915 – We Lost 931

Spirit of Ecstasy

Spirit of Ecstasy

The cruiser HMS Natal is destroyed by an internal explosion in Cromarty Firth, on the west coast of Scotland.  There are four hundred four casualties and two hundred ninety-nine survivors.

HMS Natal casualties include:

  • Captain Eric Percy Coventry Back age 45 and the son of the Reverend Samuel Back.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Algernon S Osborne Sweet is killed at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend A S O Sweet vicar of Cowlinge Suffolk.
  • Lieutenant Commander George Basil Harrison is killed his brother was killed serving on HMS Aboukir in September 1914.
  • Boatswain Thomas Daunt is killed at age 38. His son Chief Petty Officer James Daunt, HMS Glorious will be killed in action at age 37 when his ship is sunk 9th June 1940.

The S S Persia, a P & O liner, is torpedoed and sunk, seventy-one miles southeast by south of the coast of Crete, with the loss of three hundred thirty-four lives. She is a defensively armed passenger vessel, carrying two hundred and one passengers, three hundred seventeen crewmen, mail and a general cargo from Tilbury to Port Said, Aden and Bombay.  She sinks in five minutes and among the dead are twenty-one British officers and one British NCO of the British and Indian Armies.

Among those lost on S S Persia: 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Backhouse (commanding 1st/7th Cheshire Regiment age 42.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Ralph Nethersole (commanding 83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry) is lost.
  • Major ‘the Honorable’ Edward Stuart St Aubyn (General Staff) serving as a King’s Messenger is also killed at age 57. His two sons will be killed in action the first in March 1918 the second in March 1942 serving in the Royal Navy. He is the son of the 1st Baron St Levan of St Michaels Mount and had served in Egypt 1882 and the South Africa War. His brother was killed in October 1914.
  • Captain Arthur Freer Spreckley (Gurkha Rifles) drowns in the sinking of the Persia at age 27. Also lost with him are his wife Ada Blanch Celina Spreckley and their daughter. His two brothers will also be killed in the War.
  • Captain Humphrey Richard Locke Lawrence (Sikh Pioneers) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in the Royal Flying Corps in January 1917 and they are sons of Major General William Alexander Lawrence.
  • Lieutenant John Alexander Tower Robertson (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Gurkha Rifles) is killed at age 29. He is the only son of Alexander Tower Robertson JP.
  • Regimental Sergeant Major Sinclair John Colley Baikie MSM (King’s Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed. His brother died of wounds last September.
  • A father and son serving as Able Seamen on board are both lost Robert William Allen age 45 and his son William Robert Allen age 26 are both lost.
  • Eleanor Velasco Thornton the model for Charles Sykes Spirit of Ecstasy which is used as the hood ornament on Rolls Royce cars also drowns. She is the secretary and mistress of John Walter Edward Scott-Montagu who survives the sinking.

S S Clan Macfarlane (Master James Whyte Swanston age 43) is sunk by a torpedo 66 miles south of Crete killed 52 including her Master. An enemy submarine fires a torpedo at the transport S S Ionic in the Mediterranean, but misses.

Five German mines are exploded north of Loos, causing some British casualties.

The 1st 4th and 1st/7th Royal Scots endure heavy shelling all day, two cook houses being destroyed.  Casualties are placed at five killed, six wounded and one missing.

Today’s losses include:

  • The model for Charles Sykes Spirit of Ecstasy the hood ornament on Rolls Royce cars
  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A Naval Chaplain
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A King’s Messenger
  • A man whose son will be killed in June 1940
  • A man whose two sons will be killed in service of their King and Country
  • The son of the 1st Baron St Levan of St Michaels Mount
  • A soldier lost with his wife and daughter
  • The son of a Major General
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • A father and son killed together at sea
  • A man whose brother-in-law will be killed

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Cecil Barton Hudson-Kinahan (Special List attached King’s African Rifles) dies at age 33 in Kenya. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Edward Hudson-Kinahan, the 1st Baronet who will have another son killed in April 1916 and a son-in-law who was killed in September 1914.
  • Captain Gerald Thomas Fitzgerald (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 32. He is the son of the Honorable J D Fitzgerald, KC, was educated at Harrow and King’s College, Cambridge.  He was also a barrister-at-Law, Member of the Inner Temple and Lincoln’s Inn.
  • Captain Claude Lionel Garnett (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed in action in Mesopotamia at age 31. His brother will be killed in June 1917 and they are sons of Canon Garnett Rector of Thetford.
  • Lance Corporal Harry Ball (North Lancaster Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in September 1917.
  • Lance Corporal W H Faulkner (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 19. He is a member of the 2nd Oxford Scouts.
  • Private Maximilian Walton Nagel (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the late Reverend C N Nagel.
  • Private Charles Edward Saxton (Royal Marines Royal Naval Division) dies of wounds on Malta at age 36. He is one of three brothers who will be killed in the Great War.

Wednesday 13 October 1915 – We Lost 2,501

Charles Hamilton Sorley

Charles Hamilton Sorley

The First Army including the 46th (Territorial) Division 138th Brigade) begins a massive two-hour artillery barrage at Hohenzollern Redoubt with 540 howitzers and other guns at 12:00 and with smoke and gas being released at 13:00. At 14:00 the 5th Lincolnshire and 4th Leicestershire Regiments attack followed by the 4th Lincolnshire and 1st Monmouthshire Regiments.  At 15:00 the Germans counter-attack with bombs but the attack is beaten off while at 17:30 another attack is delivered.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man killed by friendly fire
  • A father and son killed together
  • Two and three brothers killed together
  • A Great War Poet
  • Families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
  • A man who will lose two nephews in the War
  • Two battalion commanders
  • The brother of a Brigadier General
  • The son of the 1st Lord Stalbridge
  • The son-in-law of a Baronet
  • A member of the Archaeological Survey of India
  • A West Ham United footballer
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

 The casualties in the Monmouthshire Regiment in the attack include:

  • Major Oswald Michael Williams killed at age 30. His brother died of wounds last month.
  • Lieutenant William Edward Charles Daraby is killed at age 22. He is the son of the late Reverend J C S Darby.

Those killed in the Leicestershire Regiment include:

  • Second Lieutenant Basil Fullelove West Mogridge is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Twells Mogridge Vicar of Sealford.
  • Private Thomas Arundel Collier Vincent killed at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Claud A Vincent.
  • Private John Lane Mawby is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in June 1918.

Both battalions of the Lincolnshire Regiment suffer heavy casualties:

  • Captain Charles Shortland Gray is killed at age 23. His brother will die of accidental injuries in September 1918 at age 20. They are sons of Charles Gray JP.
  • Captain Herbert Selwyn Scorer (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 29 possibly by his own men.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Conway Osborne Morgan (Royal Field Artillery attached Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 30. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Arthur Morgan DD Master of Jesus College Cambridge. He was King’s Gold Medalist in 1903 at Winchester College; Chancellor’s Gold Medalist at Trinity College, Cambridge and President of the Union Society in 1906.
  • Second Lieutenant Henry Tooke Brunwin-Hales is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed in March 1917. They are sons of the Reverend Canon Greville Turner Brunwin-Hales.
  • A father and son are killed in action together Lance Corporal William John Livingstone Anderson who is killed at age 49 and his son Private William James Livingstone Anderson are commemorated on the Loos Memorial. Another son will be killed June 1917.
  • Brothers Charles, 21, and John Anderson, 23, are killed together. Their brother Robert will be killed in April 1917.
  • Killed in the same battalion are Fred, 21, and Herbert Hutchinson, 26.
  • Private Ernest Sunley is killed at age 22. He is the first of three brothers who will be killed in the Great War.

The Suffolk Regiment lost heavily also:

  • Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley (Suffolk Regiment) is killed by a sniper during the battle. The son of a professor of moral philosophy at Aberdeen University he was born in 1895. In 1913 he decided to spend a year in Germany before taking up a scholarship offer at University College, Cambridge. When war was declared last year he immediately returned to England and enlisted in the Suffolk Regiment and was sent to France last May. He leaves thirty seven complete poems, including one he finished just before he is killed, “When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead”. Sorley’s posthumous book, “Marlborough and Other Poems” will be a popular and critical success when it is published by Cambridge University Press in 1916.
  • Lieutenant Geoffrey Dayrell Wood (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the first of three brothers who are killed in the Great War. His brothers will both be killed in October next year.
  • Second Lieutenant Richard Lee (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur George Lee Rector of Thrandeston and has a brother who will be killed in October 1916.
  • Private Edward Percy King (Suffolk Regiment) is killed in action at age 32. His brother will be killed in July 1916.

The Berkshire Regiment losses include:

  • Major William Kercheval Bayley (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 38. He is the son of the late William Bayley JP.
  • Captain and Adjutant Thomas Heylyn Hudson (Royal Berkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of the Reverend T W Hudson.
  • Captain Richard Markham Coote (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in May 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Clifford Salman (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. He attended Mirfield Theological College planning to take Holy Orders.
  • Second Lieutenant William Ernest Woodthorpe (Dorsetshire Regiment attached Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 33. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Frederick James Steele (Dorsetshire Regiment attached Royal Berkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 27. He is a Grammar School Master.
  • Brothers Francis John age 20 and William Charles Alder age 18 are killed serving in the Royal Berkshire Regiment with a bombing party when killed when the bombs they are carrying are exploded when struck by a bullet.

The East Kent Regiment was also heavily involved:

  • Major Bernard Edward Furley (East Kent Regiment) is killed. His two nephews will be killed later in the War.
  • Major Alfred Soames DSO (East Kent Regiment) is killed in action at age 53. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Soames, Rector for Mildenhall.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles Gordon Jelf (East Kent Regiment) is killed in action at age 29. He is the son of the Reverend George Edward Jelf DD.
  • Second Lieutenant Carlyle Bainbridge (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in September 1917.
  • Sergeant Stewart Algernon Clarke (East Kent Regiment) is killed near Hulluch at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend James Sanderson Clarke the Vicar of Goudhurst who lost another son earlier this year.
  • Private Frank Stokes (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in December 1917.
  • Private George Edwin Eastland (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 30. His brother will be killed next August.
  • Private Percy Fidler Hatcher (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother in law will be killed in September 1916.

The North Staffordshire Regiment lost a battalion commander:

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Hall Knight (commanding 5th North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 50.
  • Captain John Jenkinson (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Edward George and Lady Annabella Jenkinson KCB.
  • Captain James Hamilton Fleming (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 37. He is the son of ‘Sir’ James Fleming.
  • Alfred, 23, and Thomas Barlow, 24, are killed as Privates in the North Staffordshire Regiment while Arthur, 21, and Fred Dale, 19 are killed in the same Battalion.
  • Ernest, James and William Flannagan are all killed serving in the North Staffordshire Regiment
  • As are Arthur, 21, and Graham Glover, 23.
  • Two more sets of brothers are killed on this day in the same Battalion, George, 25, and Reginald Parr, 21, and John and Richard Stephens.
  • Private Frederick Abbotts (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 42. His son will be killed in April 1943.
  • Private William Witherow (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed in April 1917.

 

  • Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Samuel Hamilton (Sherwood Foresters commanding 14th Durham Light Infantry) dies of wounds received 26th September near Bois Hugo at age 50. His brother will die of illness in December 1918 as a Brigadier General.
  • Captain ‘the Honorable’ Richard Eustace Grosvenor MC (Royal Horse Artillery) is killed in action at age 32. He is the son of the 1st Lord Stalbridge.
  • Captain Francis Mount (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 43. He is the son-in-law of ‘Sir’ John Talbot Dillwyn-Llewelyn 1st
  • Lieutenant Robert Hamilton Hutchsion (Black Watch) is killed in action. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Hutchison Rector of Wood Easton.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Lawrence Badcock (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in July 1916 and they are sons of the Reverend Thomas Badcock.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Whittingham (Leicestershire Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Walter Godfrey Whittingham Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.
  • Lieutenant Gordon Sanderson (Gurkha Rifles) is killed at age 28. He is a member of the Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Second Lieutenant Alan Morton Tweedie-Smith (West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the first of three brothers who will die as a result of war service the next in April next year and their younger brother in February 1940.
  • Second Lieutenant Frank Arnold Bright (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 28 attempting to save the life of his Sergeant Major. He is the son of ‘Sir’ John Bright.
  • Second Lieutenant James Ley Paton (Black Watch) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in May 1917.
  • Second Lieutenant Alan Edward Green (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. He was educated at King’s College Choir School in Cambridge and at Felsted School, where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps. Green was commissioned in the South Staffordshire Regiment in April 1914. Second-Lieutenant Green’s brother, John Leslie Green, was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps shortly after war was declared and also served with the South Staffordshire before eventually becoming the Regimental Medical Officer to the Sherwood Foresters. Captain Green was awarded a Victoria Cross posthumously for trying to save the life of an officer at Gommecourt on 1st July 1916.
  • Sergeant Frederick Wallace Watson (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
  • Sergeant Walter James Sandford age 25 and his brother Private Ernest Alfred Sandford age 21 are killed together serving in the East Surrey Regiment.
  • Lance Corporal William Kennedy (London Regiment) is killed at age 25. He played football for West Ham United until he suffered a serious knee injury in an FA Cup match against Middlesbrough in February 1912.
  • Lance Corporal Thomas Bunting (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 30. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.
  • Lance Corporal Donald MacKenzie (Cameron Highlanders) is killed at age 25 as the middle of three brothers to be killed in the war.
  • Lance Corporal Charles Middlemore Teague (London Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed on Gallipoli at age 27. They are sons of Chaplain of the Collegiate Church Crediton the Reverend John Jessop Teague.
  • Private Guy Cecil Ford (London Regiment) is killed by a sniper at age 38. He is a former a Captain in the Regiment but resigned to take Holy Orders. He enlisted at the outbreak of the war and is serving as a stretcher bearer.
  • Private Joseph Charles Allcock (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His brother will be killed in December 1916.
  • Private T Carmichael (South Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will die on service in July 1916.
  • Private George Frederick Goate (Norfolk Regiment) is killed at Loos at age 32. His nephew was killed at age 14 in January of this year in the Zeppelin raid on King’s Lynn and his brother will be killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Private William Arthur Peart (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in September 1916.
  • Private William Edward Wheeler (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in September 1918.
  • Private John William Clarke Brocklehurst (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother will die on service in December 1917.
  • Private Stanley Blakeway (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action. He is the first of four brothers who lose their lives as a result of the Great War including one who is a special war worker producing asphyxiating gasses who develops stomach poisoning and one who dies of war wounds in 1920.

Monday 11 October 1915 – We Lost 264

E19

Submarine E19 (Lieutenant Commander Francis Newton Cromie) stops the Walter Leonhardt, bound from Lulea to Hamburg with iron ore. The German merchant ship is sunk with a charge of guncotton after the crew is taken off by a Swedish vessel.  Two hours later E19 chases the Germania, bound with iron ore for Strettin. This German merchant ship refuses to stop and is driven ashore. E19 goes alongside to take off her crew, but they have already scrambled over the rocks to safety. Commander Cromie tries to tow the Germania off in order to sink her, but failing in this he leaves her so damaged that she can never sail again. One hour later E19 spots the Gutrune, who she catches after a two-hour chase. She too is loaded with iron ore and sent to the bottom, E19 taking off her crew and transferring them to another Swedish ship. Next E19 stops the Swedish Nyland, but her papers show her bound for Rotterdam so she is allowed to proceed. Ten minutes later E19 catches the Direktor Rippenhagen, another iron ore ship. She follows her predecessors to the bottom and Cromie embarks her crew in his submarine until he is able to stop a Swedish ship bound for Newcastle, whose Captain agrees to take the German crew with him. To finalize a full day E19 next sights the Nicodemia, the largest of the group and carrying a full load of iron ore from Lulea to Hamburg. On sighting E19 she turns and makes for the Swedish coast, hoping to reach the safety of neutral waters before she is caught. Two shots across her bow bring about a change of mind, and E19 sends across a boarding party. He crew is ordered into the boats and a scuttling charge placed on board which sends her cargo of 7,000 tons of ore to the bottom. The submarine then tows the boatloads of survivors to the coast.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Baronet
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple men who will have a brother killed in the Great War
  • The grandson of a General

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain and Adjutant Vere de Houghton (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 33. He is the son of ‘Sir’ James de Houghton 11th
  • Captain Hugh Charles Wollaston Boden (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Charles John Boden.
  • Lieutenant Laurence Clerke Brown (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action. His brother will be killed in August 1916.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Anson (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 18. He is the son of the Honorable Frederick William Anson. Lieutenant Robert Williams Ryall (Gurkha Rifles) dies of wounds received in action at Mauquissart at age 23. He is the grandson of the late Major General Browne William Ryall commander 8th Bengal Cavalry.
  • Lieutenant Francis Nicholas Andrews (1rish Rifles) dies of wounds at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend John Wilson Andrews Vicar of Trysull.
  • Lieutenant Charles Melvill Buck (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action serving as an observer at age 22 while on a photo recon over Warneton. He and his pilot are the first casualties suffered by the 53rd Squadron and he is the only son of ‘Sir’ Edward J Buck.
  • Sergeant Albet Victor Hinder (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed next January.

Monday 9 August 1915 – We Lost 2,714

Poet Nowell Oxland

Poet Nowell Oxland

General Godley remains at his headquarters near the beach, largely ignorant of the state of the fighting on Chunuk Bair. His plan for today is to take Hill Q. The main force for the assault is the 38th Brigade of the 13th Division commanded by Brigadier General Anthony Baldwin. Baldwin but the situation is so confused that the force he leads toward Hill Q contains only one of his normal battalions, the 6th East Lancashire Regiment. He also has the 9th Worcestershire Regiment and 9th Warwickshire Regiment from the 39th Brigade and the 5th Wiltshire Regiment from the 40th Brigade (who would later be redirected to reinforce Chunuk Bair). Plus he leads two 10th (Irish) Division battalions; the 10th Hampshire Regiment and 6th Royal Irish Rifles from the 29th Brigade.

This force will climb to Hill Q from the Farm. At the same time the New Zealanders on the right from Chunuk Bair and units of General Vaughn Cox’s Indian Brigade on the left will also attack the hill. The plan falls apart when Baldwin’s battalions become lost in the dark trying to find the Farm which they do not reach until after dawn around 06:00. The only force to reach Hill Q is Allanson’s battalion of Gurkhas. They suffer the same fate as Colonel Malone, shelled by their own artillery, and their stay on the hill is brief. With the offensive once again stalled, the New Zealanders on Chunuk Bair have to endure another day of Turkish harassment. As night falls the remaining New Zealanders move back to the Apex and are replaced by two New Army battalions, the 6th  North Lancashire Regiment and some of the 5th Wiltshire Regiment from Baldwin’s force.

At about 05:00 this morning, a series of determined attacks is made by the enemy on an isolated sap, where six officers are killed or severely wounded, a portion of the sap being lost.  Lieutenat William John Syons (Australian Infantry) then leads a charge and retakes the sap, shooting two Turks with his revolver.  The sap is under hostile fire from three sides and Lieutenant Symons withdraws some fifteen yards to a spot where some overhead cover can be obtained, and in the face of heavy firfe, builds up a sand barricade.  The enemy succeeds in setting fire to the fascines and woodword of the head-cover, but Lieutenant Symons extinguishes the fire and rebuilds the barricade.  For his actions this day and yesterday he will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

At Lone Pine the enemy makes a determined counter attack on the center of the newly captured trench held by Lieutenant Frederick Harold Tubb, two corporals Alexander Stewart Burton and William Dunstan (Australian Infantry) and a few men.  The enemy blow in the sandbag barricade leaving only a foot standing, but the lieutenant and the two corporals repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade.  Twice more the enemy blows in the barricade and on each occasion they are repulsed and the barricade rebuilt, Corporal Burton is killed while most gallantly building up the parapet under a hail of bombs.  All three men will be awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions on this day.

During a heavy bomb attack by the enemy on the newly captured position at Lone Pine, Private John Hamilton (Australian Infantry), with utter disregard of personal safety, exposes himself under a heavy fire on the parados, in order to secure a better fire position against the enemy’s bomb throwers.  His coolness and daring example has an immediate effect.  The enemy is driven off with heavy losses.  For his actions on this day he will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

During the morning Captain Alfred John Shout (Australian Infantry) at Lone Pine trenches and with a small party charges down trenches strongly occupied by the enemy and personally throws four bombs among them, killing eight and routing the remainder.  In the afternoon from the position gained in the morning he captures a further length of trench under similar conditions but as he is holding three bombs the final one, having thrown the other two, bursts in his hand destroying his right hand and shattering the left side of his face and body.  Carried to the rear he dies two days later on board HMHS Euralia.  For his actions on this day he will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

The march by 32nd Brigade from Suvla Bay to Tekke Tepe ridge, in darkness over unfamiliar, rough terrain, is difficult and the brigade will not approach the summit until 04:00. Turkish reinforcements have reached the ridge shortly before them and meet the exhausted British infantry with a bayonet charge. The 32nd Brigade is virtually annihilated in a matter of minutes and the remnants of the battalions scatter back towards the beach. Around midday the gunfire set scrub alight on Scimitar Hill.

A battalion of Gurkhas from the Indian Brigade, commanded by Major Cecil Allanson, reach a secondary objective, the neighboring summit of Hill Q, today but are forced to retreat shortly afterwards.

The destroyer HMS Lynx (Commander John Francis Herbert Cole, Royal Navy) strikes a mine in a field off Moray Firth laid by the German auxiliary minelayer Meteor.  There are seventy casualties including her commanding officer while there are twenty-six survivors.

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the New Zealand Parliament
  • A Great War Poet
  • A relative of the architect Edwin Lutyens an architect of many WWI memorials
  • Two battalion commanders
  • A son of the 1st Baron Hewart
  • A brother of the 8th Earl of Dartmouth
  • A son of the 10th Baron Middleton
  • The son of a Baronet
  • A son of a General
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple examples of sons of members of the clergy
  • Two brothers killed together by ‘friendly fire’
  • Multiple examples of two brothers killed together
  • Multiple examples of brothers killed together
  • A man who will have his two brothers killed tomorrow in the same regiment
  • Multiple examples of men who will have a brother killed in the Great War
  • A man whose nephew will be killed in the Second World War
  • A man whose father was killed in November 1914 as the fleet surgeon of HMS Good Hope
  • A man whose brother will be killed in North Africa in 1941
  • The ‘father’ of actor David Niven
  • An Australian Rugby International
  • Two Rosslyn Park Rugby footballers
  • A member of the All-Blacks
  • A player for the Workington Central Football Club

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

 Major Frank Hadfield Statham (Otago Regiment) and his brother Corporal Clive Heathcote Falk Statham (Otago Regiment,) a Member of Parliament in New Zealand are both killed about 05:00 when a Turkish attack on their position is at its height.  Three high explosive howitzer shells coming from the right rear land near their position killing the brothers and seven or eight other men. The shell almost certainly comes from one of the howitzer batteries inside the old ANZAC line. They are killed by ‘friendly’ fire.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Glanville Allen Moore (commanding 6th East Yorkshire Regiment) is murdered at age 50 after being taken prisoner by the Turks when he is stabbed and bayoneted through the back, he dies about 10 minutes later. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Dawson Moore former Vicar of Hornby.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Franklin MacAulay Gillespie (commanding 4th South Wales Borderers) is killed on Gallipoli at age 42.
  • Major Henry Pulleine John Cowell (Royal Field Artillery attached Royal Horse Artillery) dies of wounds on a hospital ship off Gallipoli at age 34. He is the son of Major General the Right Honorable ‘Sir’ John Clayton Cowell KCB PC and a veteran of the South African War.
  • Major James McGregor Elmslie (Wellington Mounted Rifles) dies of wounds at age 38. He is a South African War veteran and football player and his brother will die of wounds in Egypt in 1917.
  • Another Major in the Wellington Rifles Norman Frederick Hastings DSO commanding the 6th Squadron dies of wounds at age 35. He is also a South Africa War veteran and one of only 14 members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces to be awarded the Legion of Honour by the President of France.
  • Captain Robert Maxwell Pike (Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 29. He is the son of Robert Lechy Pike DL.
  • Captain Percival Leathley Browne (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 32. He is the son of the late Reverend S B Browne and his brother will die of wounds next April received in the Easter Rising.
  • Captain ‘The Honorable’ Gerald Legge (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 33. He is the brother of the 8th Earl of Dartmouth and son of the 6th His nephew will be killed in the Second War.
  • Captain Francis George Godfrey Willoughby (Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the 10th Baron Middleton and has a brother who will be killed at the Battle of Jutland.
  • Captain Charles Graeme Lutyens (East Lancashire Regiment) dies of wounds received at Sari Bahr on Gallipoli at age 28. His brother will die of wounds in January 1918 and the brothers are related to the architect Edwin Lutyens who will design many Great War Memorials.
  • Captain Robert Dewar Squires (Sherwood Foresters) is killed on Gallipoli at age 27. He is the son of the late Reverend Robert Alfred Squires Vicar of St Peter’s St Albans.
  • Captain Cuthbert Arthur Verge (Medical Officer 6th Australian Light Horse) dies in Egypt of dysentery contracted on Gallipoli at age 35. He played international rugby for Australia against Great Britain in 1904.
  • Captain Ralph Hawksworth Legard (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 40. He is a Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer and his brother will die of wounds in 1924 while serving as Headmaster at Bow School, Durham that he received in the war
  • Lieutenant Kenneth John Wyatt Peake (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. He has two brothers who will be killed in the Great War, one in 1915 the other in 1916.
  • Lieutenant Geoffrey Pennell Walsh (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 22. His father was Fleet Surgeon James Joseph Walsh (HMS Good Hope) when she went down in November 1914.
  • Lieutenant Richard Parker Gilbanks (Border Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend William Foster Gilbanks Rector of Gt Orton.
  • Lieutenant Herbert Debenham (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed at Chunak Bair at age 26 when he is shot through the heart while leading an attack. He is the son of the Reverend John Wilmot Debenham.
  • Lieutenant Nowell Oxland (Border Regiment) is killed in action two days after landing at Suvla Bay at Gallipoli at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend William Oxland (Royal Navy) Rector of Alston and one of the minor Great War Poets. He showed promise of becoming a writer of distinction and his poem “Outward Bound” is first published in The Times later this year while his Poems and Stories will be published in 1917. He played rugby football for Rosslyn Park, Richmond, Middlesex and Cumberland. He is a friend and contemporary of William Noel Hodgson who will be killed on the Somme in July 1916.
  • Lieutenant Stanley Charles Squire (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His brother is wounded in the same action and they are sons of the Reverend Charles Henry Squire Vicar of Southrop.
  • Lieutenant William Edward Graham Niven (Berkshire Yeomanry) is killed in action at Scimitar Hill at age 37. He is the father of the actor David Niven.
  • Lieutenant William John Osborne (Lancashire Fusiliers) dies of wounds received in action two days prior in the same action that his younger brother was killed.
  • Lieutenant Hubert Hartnell-Sinclair (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds at Kaiajik Aghala, near Hill 971 north Anzac at age 30. His brother will be killed in France serving in the British Army next month.
  • Lieutenant William Louis Jennings Longbourne (Royal West Surrey Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 27. His brother will be killed in May 1917.
  • Lieutenant Frank Ernest Gent (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 22. He is the son of the late Albert William Gent JP.
  • Lieutenant Frederick Giles Prichard (East Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at home at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Collwyn Prichard Vicar of Alresford who lost another son in April of this year.
  • Lieutenant George Herbert Davies (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed next July and they are sons of the Reverend John Bayley Davies Rector of Waters Upton.
  • Lieutenant E M Harper (Munster Fusiliers) is killed in the Dardanelles. His brother will be killed in July 1916.
  • Lieutenant Laurence Trench Wilson (Royal Garrison Artillery attached Royal Engineers) is killed at age 30 on the Western Front. He is the son of the late Reverend Alfred Wilson, Vicar of St Michaels Bedford Park London.
  • Lieutenant Michael Vallancey Molloy (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Eben Molloy Vicar of Shenstone.
  • Second Lieutenant Gordon Morley Hewart (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the 1st Baron Hewart.
  • Second Lieutenant Aubrey William Fyldes (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend William Fyldes Vicar of Witton.
  • Second Lieutenant Culcheth Holcroft (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 20. He is the son of ‘Sir’ George Harry Holcroft 1st Baronet who will have another son killed in 1941 in North Africa.
  • Second Lieutenant William Charles Mayo (Sherwood Foresters) is killed on Gallipoli. He is the son of the Reverend Dr. James Mayo of Trinity College Cambridge who will lose another son in August 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant John Digby Cartwright (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend William Cartwright Rector of Aynhoe who will lose another son killed in September 1917.
  • Second Lieutenant Walter Bassett Morgan (South Lancashire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli three months after his brother was killed also on Gallipoli. A third brother will be killed in a flying accident in May 1917.
  • Second Lieutenant Henry Longbottom (South Lancashire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 21. His brother was killed ten days ago.
  • Sergeant Henry Dewar (Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 33. He is a prominent and popular rugby footballer and was a member of the All Blacks that toured California in 1913.
  • Sergeant Geoffrey Gibbings Wacher (London Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in October 1917.
  • Lance Sergeant Harold Ernest Sanby (Rifle Brigade) is killed. His brother will be killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Brothers Lance Sergeant Henry and Corporal Albert Cottrell (Sherwood Foresters) are killed together.
  • Lance Corporal Harry Wise (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 19. His brother will be killed in May 1917 when HMS Derwent strikes a mine. Private Benjamin Shaw (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 24. His brother was killed last November.
  • Private Charles Alfred McKee (Border Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 33. His brother will be killed in September 1918.
  • Private Joseph Morgan (South Wales Borderers) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 29. His younger brother died of wounds in Egypt received in action on Gallipoli ten weeks earlier.
  • Private Francis William Fletcher (Sherwood Foresters) is killed on Gallipoli at age 24. His two brothers will both be killed later in the war the first next December and the second in 1917.
  • Privates Albert & Arthur Wadkin (West Yorkshire Regiment) are killed together on Gallipoli. Albert dies at 22 while his younger brother dies at age 20.
  • Private Benjamin Nutter (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 26. His brother was killed in May of this year.
  • Private Albert Fisher is killed in action serving with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on Gallipoli. His two brothers will be killed serving in the same regiment tomorrow.
  • Private Laurence Barnard Carlton (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed on Gallipoli at age 22. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Arthur Carlton.
  • Private Joseph Lilliman (Sherwood Foresters) is killed. He is the middle of three brothers who will be killed in the war.
  • Private Ernest Baguley (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed in September 1916.
  • Private Percy George Sprott (Otago Regiment) is killed at age 22 on Gallipoli. His brother will die of wounds in November.
  • Private Albert Iceton (Border Regiment) is killed at age 25. He was a prominent footballer for Workington Central Football Club.
  • Trooper Thomas Lewis Douglas (Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed at age 26 the day after his brother was killed.
  • Trooper Richard Murphy (Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed in action Chunuk Bair, Anzac serving alongside his brother Trooper Michael Murphy who is also killed. A third brother will be killed in November 1917.
  • Trooper Francis Darbyshire Twisleton (Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed in action. His brother will be killed in action in October 1917.
  • Trooper James Ernest Walkley (Wellington Mounted Rifles) is killed. He is one of Manawaitu’s finest fullbacks.
  • Private Luke Knight (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed on Gallipoli at age 23. He is the first of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Brothers Albert, 21, and Allen Harper, 23, die while serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment and Edward 26, and Percy Stennett, 19, are also killed while serving in the same battalion.