Monday 16 November 1914 – We Lost 187
British troops occupy Buea the former capital of Cameroon west of Doauai.
The collier North Wales (Master Griffith Owen) is sunk by the Dresden 360 miles southwest of Valpariso. The crew is taken prisoner but will be released after the Battle of the Falklands. Her master will be killed when his merchant ship, also named the North Wales, is sunk by a submarine in October 1916.
Today losses include:
- The son and heir to the 11th Viscount Valentia
- Son of a Justice of the Peace
- An Isle of Wight Constable
- A man who brother will be kill on the Somme in July 1916
Today’s highlighted casualty is
Captain ‘The Honorable’ Arthur Annesley (Hussars) is killed in action at Klein Zillebeke age 34. He is the son and heir of the 11th Viscount Valentia and he served in the South African War.
- Lieutenant Alan James Dickson (Highland Light Infantry) is killed while hunting for a sniper at age 22. He is the son of Patrick Dickson JP.
- Sergeant Jesse Mills (Coldstream Guards) dies of wounds in Dublin at age 26. He is an Isle of Wight Constable.
- Private Thomas Robert Dance (Berkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 25. His brother will be killed in July 1916.