Wednesday 22 November 1916 – We Lost 346
The submarine E30 (Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Nepean Biggs) is sunk by a mine off Orford Ness with a loss of her entire crew of 33. The minefield will not be discovered for three more days. Among the casualties is:
- Leading Seaman Harry Hurlock DSM killed at age 24. His older brother was killed when HMS Royal Edward was sunk in August 1915.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man who has two cousins who will be killed in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant George Lushington Colomb DCM (London Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother died of wounds at home in May 1915.
- Private William Francis Shapland (London Regiment) dies of wounds at home. His brother will be killed next September.
- Gunner George Charles Fellowes (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at Ofion Hara Hissar, Mesopotamia at age 24. His two cousins will be killed in the war.
- Private T Hudson (Essex Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed last month.
- Private Sidney Stewart Collins (Sussex Regiment) is killed by shell fire. His brother was killed in September 1915