Wednesday 22 November 1916 – We Lost 346

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Submarine E30

Submarine E30

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