Tuesday 12 October 1915 – We Lost 328
At dawn Edith Cavell, wearing her nursing uniform, is executed by firing squad in the National Rifle Range located on the outskirts of Brussels. She has been convicted of aiding Allied soldiers escape German authorities in occupied Belgium. She dies at age 49.
Submarine E19 intercepts the merchant ship Nike. She is Swedish, but being bound for Stettin with iron ore is a legitimate prize of war as she is trying to run the British blockade with contraband. Lieutenant Commander Cromie puts a prize crew, consisting of one lieutenant and two men, on board and sends her to Reval to be condemned in prize and her cargo confiscated.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A military Chaplain
- A man whose brother will be killed in October 1918
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant James Henry Moriarty (Royal Garrison Artillery) is accidentally killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend James H Moriarty Vicar of Dorney retired Royal Navy Chaplain.
- Chaplain ‘the Reverend’ John Gwynn (attached Irish Guards) dies of wounds.
- Private James William Dorsett (Sussex Regiment) dies at home at age 31. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
- Private John Eric Murray Everett (East Kent Mounted Rifles) is killed on Gallipoli at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick John Everett Vicar of Aylesford.