Tuesday 25 December 1917 We Lost 283
The sloop HMS Buttercup sinks the German submarine U-87 in the Irish Sea. The German has previous been rammed by HMS PC-56.
Today’s losses include:
- Two families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Second Lieutenant William George Moncur (Royal Scots) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war received during a trench raid at age 23. His brother was killed in April 1917.
- Piper John Robson Harper (Black Watch) is killed at age 22. His brother was killed last October.