Sunday 3 October 1915 – We Lost 506
The first German merchant ship to be sunk in the Baltic by a British submarine is the Svionia which is sunk by gunfire from E-19 (Cromie commanding).
Today’s losses include:
- A Brigadier General commanding a Cavalry Brigade
- A Brigade Major
- The son of a former Member of Parliament
- Multiple families that will lose two sons
- A man whose father will die on service later in the Great War
- Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
- The son of a High Sheriff of Middlesex
- A son of a member of the clergy
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Brigadier General Frank Wormald CB (commanding 5th Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division) is killed in action at age 47. He receives fatal shrapnel wounds while superintending the burial of the dead at Vermelles.
- Lieutenant Colonel Robert Joseph Atkinson Terry MVO DSO (Sussex Regiment) (Brigade Major) 2nd Infantry Brigade dies of wounds at age 45.
- Captain Andrew Ferguson Chance (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 32. He is the son of the former Member of Parliament for Morton, Carlisle, ‘Sir’ Frederick Chance and his older brother will be killed in action in 1918.
- Captain Gerald Patrick de Baillou Monk (Welsh Regiment) is killed at age 23. His father will die on active service in July 1916.
- Lieutenant Jerome Joseph Fane De Salis (Middlesex Regiment) dies of wounds received in action at home at age 19. His brother will be killed in action in June 1917 and they are sons of ‘Sir’ Cecil Fane de Salis JP DL KCB High Sherriff of Middlesex.
- Second Lieutenant Abraham Rhodes Hebblethwaite (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed next June.
- Second Lieutenant Ernest Hammond Bentall (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 18. He is the son of Edmund Bentall JP.
- Second Lieutenant Maurice Lester Wortley (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Ed Jocelyn Wortley.
- Rifleman Christopher Godman (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action by a rifle grenade at the Somme at age 25. He was a bell-ringer at St Mary’s Church Apsley and has a brother who will die of wounds in September 1918.
- Private Frederick George Thomas (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in July 1916.