Tuesday 25 December 1917 We Lost 283

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William George Moncur

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.