Friday 3 December 1915 – We Lost 163
Submarine E11 sinks the Turkish torpedo boat Yar Hissar in the Sea of Marmora.
The Indian Expeditionary Force “D” arrives back at Kut.
The Prime Minister gives the casualties in all theatres of the war.
Sweden lodges shipping grievances against England.
Today’s losses include:
- A son of the 4th Baron Sudeley of Toddington
- Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- A man whose son will be killed in August 1941
- A member of the Leytonstone Rugby Football Club
- A member of the Parnell Senior Cricket Club
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Brevet Major ‘the Honorable’ Algernon Henry Charles Hanbury-Tracy CMG (Royal Horse Guards) dies of heart failure in London at age 44. He served in Uganda in 1897-8, Abyssinia 1901 and in the South African War. He is the son of the 4th Baron Sudeley of Toddington and his younger brother has been killed in action the previous December. His son will die of wounds in August 1941 at age 30.
- Corporal Stanley George Groome (London Regiment) is accidentally shot to death at Poperinghe at age 27. He is a member of the Leytonstone Rugby Club and the Albion Rowing Club.
- Sapper Robert William Barry (New Zealand Engineers) dies of wounds on the hospital ship Dongola off Gallipoli. He is a member of the Parnell Senior Cricket club and considered one of the best fieldsmen in Auckland.
- Rifleman Allen Fletcher (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 23. His older brother was killed on Gallipoli last August and his younger brother will be killed in March 1917.