LIEUTENANT FRANCIS SIDNEY MITCHELL
ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, ATTACHED ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT
15TH FEBRUARY 1916 AGE 26
BURIED: MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, YPRES, BELGIUM
From his inscription, Lieutenant Mitchell must have been the Medical Officer at the Regimental Aid Post, which was usually situated in or very close to the front line. During their four days here in the trenches at Hooge, the Royal Sussex Regiment lost 7 officers and 134 men, including almost all the men of D Company who were buried alive on the 14th when the Germans exploded a mine under the trenches. Dr Francis Mitchell was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and the Royal City of Dublin Hospital.