Wednesday 21 June 1916 – We Lost 252

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Corton Light Vessel

The Corton Light Vessel (Master William Henry Emmerson Rudd) is sunk when she strikes a mine four miles east northeaset from Lowestoft.  Five are killed including her 59-year old master.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose father was killed last year
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain John Lyonel Lukin Johnston (Leinster Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Edwin Johnston Vicar of Marden.
  • Lieutenant Hugh Elliot (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action on Salonika at age 20. His father Hugh was killed in action in July 1915.
  • Sergeant William Chapman (Essex Regiment) dies on service in Palestine. His brother was killed in action last December.
  • Private Sidney Richard Murden (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed next August.