Sunday 26 December 1915 – We Lost 230
The submarine E6 (Lieutenant Commander William John Foster age 30) leaves Harwich to carry out an anti-submarine patrol in the North Sea. As the submarine nears the Sunk Light Vessel she is signaled by a patrolling torpedo boat to keep clear. In spite of this she continues on her course and within view of the torpedo boat strikes a mine and disappears with the loss of all thirty-eight hands including AB Richard George Cobb killed at age 30. His brother was killed on submarine C31 in January of this year.
The Trawler Resono (Skipper Peter Burgon) is sunk by a mine off Sunk Light killing thirteen including her skipper.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Second Lieutenant Sydney Ernest Peirce MC (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend T E Peirce.
- Private Martin Hollerin (Royal Scots) dies of wounds at home after returning from the front. His brother was killed in the Gretna Railway accident last May.