Friday 24 September 1915 – We Lost 209

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HMS Wyandra

                           HMS Wyandra

The Q-ship HMS Wyandra, (formerly the HMS Baralong) sinks the German submarine U-41.  Two officers are saved and captured.

H M Drifter Great Heart (Skipper William Davidson, Royal Naval Reserve) is sunk off Dover probably from the explosion of one of her own mines.  Her skipper and seven crew members are killed.

Today’s losses include:

  • The grandson of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother will be killed next July

Today’s highlighted casualties are:

  • Second Lieutenant Robert Shirley Osmaston (Sussex Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 21. He is the grandson of the Reverend Thomas Field Rector of Bigby.
  • Corporal Charles Victor Beesley (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 28. His brother will be killed in July 1916.