Wednesday 1 September 1915 – We Lost 246
Two hired trawlers are sunk in the same minefield in the North Sea. Nine men are lost on HMT Nadine (Temp Skipper Percy Michael Saunders Royal Naval Reserve) including her commanding officer. Deck Hand William Bain (HM Trawler Malta, Skipper Frank McPherson, Royal Naval Reserve) is killed when his minesweeper is sunk after striking a mine off the North Shipwash Buoy. His brother has been killed in May of this year.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a Brigadier General
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple men who will have a brother killed in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are:
- Captain Herbert Vesey Scott (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend Francis Montgomery Scott.
- Captain Hamilton Dunbar Drysdale (Punjabis attached Royal Scots) is killed in action at age 27. His brother will be killed in July 1916.
- Lieutenant Herbert Stopford Maunsell (Warwickshire Regiment) dies of wounds. He is the son of Brigadier General George Stopford Maunsell.
- Lieutenant Oswald Hood (Sussex Regiment) is killed. He was in Ireland during the rebellion earlier this year and took part in the suppression and is the son of the Reverend E P Hood.
- Gunner C M J Conroy (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed in March of this year.