Wednesday 2 September 1914 – We Lost 50
British forces withdraw to Chantilly-Nanteuil and the cabinet decides to order the sinking of any Turkish warship that tries to come out of the Dardanelles.
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion’s commanding officer
- A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
- A father and son killed together when their fishing trawler is mined and sunk
Today’s highlighted casualties are
A father and son are killed together when their fishing trawler is sunk by a mine off the mouth of the Humber. Skipper Edward Grant and third hand Alfred Grant, age 25, of the steam trawler “Ajax” are among the nine crew members killed.
- Lieutenant Colonel Ian Graham Hogg (commanding 4th Queen’s Own Hussars) dies of wounds received in action at age 39. He is the son of the founder of the Polytechnic, Regent Street London. He is a veteran of the South African War.
- Major Percy Hastings (Royal West Kent Regiment) dies of wounds at age 41. His son will die on service in the Second World War.
- The hired drifter and minesweeper Eyrie (Skipper Thomas Scarll RNR) strikes a mine and is sunk killing six including her skipper who is killed at age 48.