H.M.S. Russell sunk by mines in Mediterranean sea. 702 saved, 124 missing. Flagship of Admiral Fremantle.
Battn moves into brigade reserve no 4 Co leading at 6:55 PM.
*H.M.S. Russell – A Duncan class Royal Navy battleship launched in 1902. At the beginning of WWI the H.M.S. Russell patrolled the English Channel and covered BEF troop transports to France as well as bombarding German submarine bases off the coast of Belgium. The ship also took part in the Dardanelles Campaign at the Gallipoli Peninsula but was sunk shortly after the campaign after striking two sea mines that had been placed by a German U-boat a few days earlier.