Saturday 24 July 1915 – We Lost 286

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A Q-ship

A Q-ship

The Q-ship HMS Prince Charles sinks the German submarine U-36.  The Q-ship picks up fifteen survivors. The fishing vessel Perseus (Skipper John Constantine) is sunk by a mine six miles east of Spurn. Ten are killed including her skipper.

British and Indian troops capture An Nasiriya northwest of Basra in fierce hand to hand fighting.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • The son of a Jurist
  • The son of a General

 Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  • Major George Rudolph Fielding (Sherwood Foresters) is killed by a sniper at age 33 on Gallipoli. He is the son of the Reverend George Hanbury Fielding Rector of Nill.
  • Lieutenant Basil Lee Nicholson (North Midland Division Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Arthur and Lady Nicholson, Kt. who commissioned the Nicholson War Memorial in memory of their son and all the other local men of Leek Staffordshire who died in the Great War. It is the tallest war memorial in the Country.
  • Second Lieutenant Philip Brydges Gutteres Henriques (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 20. He is the son of ‘Sir” Philip and Lady Henriques JP.
  • Second Lieutenant Thomas Samuel Gent (Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of His Honor the late Judge John Gent and was educated at Oxford.
  • Second Lieutenant Cecil Eric Haig Fisher (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of Brigadier General J Fisher.