Today we remember …
|17th November 1915. Henry Napier, A Social 1890. Major, 11th Bn, Sherwood Foresters. Wounded in the Battle of Loos. Drowned in the sinking of the hospital ship HMS Anglia.
HMS Anglia hit a German mine just outside Dover. The majority of the wounded and nursing staff were lost. The steamer Lusitania, which came to her aid, was also destroyed by a mine after launching life boats to help save the personnel on the Anglia.
Henry Napier had retired from active service in 1909. He was recalled to the Sherwood Foresters in 1914. Aged 39