Tuesday 22 August 1916 – We Lost 566

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Submarine E16

The submarine E16 (Lieutenant Commander Kenneth James Duff-Dunbar) is sighted 65-miles east of Yarmouth by the submarine E38.  E38 later observes a group of warships moving north in the vicinity of Terschelling. Splashes near to one of the warships may have been depth charges exploding.  The enemy reports attacking a periscope on today which may have been E16 which is not heard from again her crew of 31 being lost.

  • Lieutenant Commander Duff-Dunbar DSO is killed at age 29 and his only son, of the same name, will be killed in action at age 27 as a Captain in the Seaforth Highlanders on 6th August 1944. He is the heir to the Dunbar title and a 15th century castle Ackergill Tower.
  • Sub Lieutenant Alexander David Gibson-Carmichael is killed at age 21. He is the grandson of the Reverend ‘Sir’ William Henry Gibson-Carmichael of Skirling 10th

Captain Albert Ball (Royal Flying Corps) scores his eleventh victory.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose son will be killed in August 1944
  • The heir to the Dunbar title and the 15th century castle Ackergill Tower
  • The grandson of a member of the clergy
  • The grandson of a Baronet
  • An Albert Medal winner
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose nephew will be killed in the Second World War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private George Frederick Irish AM (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. He was awarded the Albert Medal in August 1913 for saving children’s lives in April 1913.
  • Sergeant David Birrell Herd (Australian Light Horse) is killed at age 23. His brother will die on service in June 1917.
  • Private Andrew Slorance (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of malaria contracted in Mesopotamia. His brother will die of wounds next year.
  • Private Louis Rosenberg (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19, five weeks after his older brother has been killed. Both men will be commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
  • Private Joseph Bright (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in September 1915.
  • Driver Thomas William Cecil King (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in Mesopotamia. His brother was killed in August last year and their nephew will be killed in the Second World War.