Monday 25 October 1915 – We Lost 162
The destroyer HMS Velox is sunk by a mine off the Nab Light Vessel in the North Sea. Four of her crew members are killed.
Private James Charles Martin (Australian Infantry) dies of typhoid off Gallipoli at age 14 years and 9 months. He is the youngest Australian known to have died in the Great War and he was on HMT Southland when she was torpedoed last month. A book will be published in Australia on his life.
Today’s losses include:
- The Chaplain who conducted the burial service for Prince Maurice of Battenberg Queen Victoria’s grandson when he was killed last year
- A 14-year old Australian boy who was the youngest to die on service in the Great War
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man whose father will die on service in February 1919
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Edmund Herbert Gibson (Hood Battalion, RNVR) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 27. He is the son of Charles Gibson JP.
- Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Herbert Fisher (Sherwood Foresters) dies of wounds at age 26. His brother will die of wounds next July.
- Bugler Frederick Cornelious Flory (Royal Marine Light Infantry HMS Queen) dies at home at age 18. His brother will be killed at Jutland and his father will die on service in February 1919.
- Former Chaplain Edmund John Kennedy dies of fever at home. He signed up for one year and his service time was completed. He conducted the burial service for Prince Maurice of Battenberg Queen Victoria’s grandson when he was killed last year and authored the book With The Seventh Division which will be published next year.