On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1915

  • Oct 2 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
  • Oct 4 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl), dies at 59
  • Oct 5 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • Oct 5 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Samuel Prowse Warren, Canadian composer and organist, dies at 74
  • Oct 9 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Edith Louisa Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium during World War I at 49

BattleEdith Cavell

Oct 12 Edith Cavell, British nurse (WWI), executed by firing squad at 49

  • Oct 22 Andrew Noble, Scottish physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84

Person of interestW. G. Grace

Oct 23 W. G. Grace, English cricket all-rounder and captain (22 Tests; 54,896 runs over record 44 first class seasons; Gloucestershire), dies of a heart attack at 67

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Oct 24 Désiré Charnay, French traveller and archaeologist, dies at 87
  • Oct 30 Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, cricketer (9 Tests for Aust 1907-12), dies
6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper