Friday 24 March 1916 – We Lost 187
The submarine E24 (Lieutenant Commander George Wyatt Edgell Naper) either strikes a mine or has some kind of an accident and is lost in the North Sea killing her crew of 34 while the Caroline Class Cruiser HMS Cleopatra rams and sinks the German destroyer G194.
Today’s losses include:
- A man whose brother was killed in the South Africa War
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Second Lieutenant Gladstone Brindal (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 32. His brother Edward was killed in the South African War.
- First Class Air Mechanic Arthur Burns (Royal Flying Corps) dies of wounds at home at age 21. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
- Private George Spilman Bennett Todd (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother will die on service in August 1918.