Sunday 7 November 1915 – We Lost 203

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Francis Newton Allan Cromie

Francis Newton Allan Cromie

Submarine E19 (Commander Francis Newton Allan Cromie) torpedoes the German cruiser SMS Undine south of the southern Swedish Island of Trellebury in the Western Baltic Sea. To make certain of her destruction Cromie torpedoes her twice. His first shot stops her and sets her on fire. E19 then dives underneath her and, coming up on the other side, seals her fate with another torpedo that hits just aft the mainmast. Her magazine explodes and the Undine goes straight to the bottom. Cromie will later serve as naval attaché to the diplomatic staff of the British Embassy in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg), Russia, where he met his death, while defending the British embassy premises in August 1918.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed previously on Gallipoli

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Theodore Dawson Adams (Royal Field Artillery attached Royal Flying Corps) becomes the sixth victim of Max Immelmann near Quiery at age 26. He is the son of the late Reverend William James Adams.
  • Private Ernest Own Pescod (Australian Infantry) is killed in action on Gallipoli at age 30. His brother was also killed on Gallipoli in May.