Sunday 14 May 1916 – We Lost 251
The monitor HMS M30 is sunk by shore battery fire off Cape Aspro in the Gulf of Smyrna.
There is heavy fighting in the Loos Salient around the Hohenzollern Redoubt and Hulluch.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- The son of a member of the clergy
- The great grandson of an Admiral
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major James Fitzgerald Bannatyne (Hussars attached Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 32. He is the son James Fitzgerald Bannatyne JP DL.
- Major George Edward Vansittart (Canadian Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 31. He is the great grandson of Admiral Henry Vansittart.
- Second Lieutenant Roger Vernon (Somerset Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick Wentworth Vernon sometime Vicar of Rangeworthy, Gloster.
- Private John Newlands (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed in October 1918.