Thursday 25 October 1917 We Lost 583
The collier Gefion (Master James E Minto) is torpedoed and sunk ten miles northeast from Berry Head. The Master and a donkeyman are lost in the sinking.
Today’s losses include:
- An actor and movie director
- Multiple sons of member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- The nephew of a Baronet
- A man whose father died on service in February 1916
- A man who has two uncles killed in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain William Henry Coate (Army Cyclist Corps) is killed on Salonika. His brother will be killed next August and they are sons the Reverend Canon Harry Coate Vicar of Sharnbrook.
- Captain Cecil Heywood Brunner (Royal Field Artillery), a partner in Messer’s. Joseph B Brunner and Co. chemical brokers, Liverpool dies of wounds in France. He is a nephew of ‘Sir’ John Brunner, Baronet.
- Second Lieutenant Arthur Edward Holt (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 19.His brother was lost as a Midshipman on HMS Hogue in 1914.
- Second Lieutenant Logan Studley (East Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds received in action the previous day at age 17. His father died in February 1916 while serving as quartermaster in the Black Watch.
- Second Lieutenant Charles Penrose Dixon (Royal Flying Corps) dies of injuries at age 19. He is the only son of the Reverend Charles Ernest Dixon of St George’s Vicarage, Barnsley.
- Corporal Charles Rhys Price (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed on Salonika at age 27. He is a well-known actor and movie director.
- Private Allan Holebrooke (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed last August and they have two uncles that are also killed in the war.
- Private Samuel Shelwall (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in July 1916.