BRODIE Donald Francis
Regiment : H.M. Submarine D5 Royal Navy
Service number : D0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 3rd November 1914
Buried : Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England, Panel 1
Relatives : Son of Edgar Waldegrave Brodie and Nora Kathleen Brodie, of Broadwas, Worcester
Memorial : Broadwas St Mary Magdalene Church WW1 Roll of Honour
Also appears on : Broadwas St Mary Magadalene Church. Broadwas St Mary Magadalene Church Greswolde-Williams WW1 Memorial.
Credits : Parish magazine researched by Eve Fraser.
HM Submarine D5 hit a British mine and sunk on 3rd November 1914 as she responded to a German attack on Great Yarmouth. There were only 5 survivors.
Berrow’s Worcester Journal, 7th November 1914:
CASUALTIES IF SUBMARINE D5.
Local Officer Lost.
The Secretary of the Admiralty regrets to announce that the following officer, petty officers, and men have, it is feared lost their lives owing to the sinking of H.M. Submarine D 5 by a mine on the 3rd inst.:-
Brodie, Lieut. D. F. O’C., R.N.
Lieut. Brodie was the second son of Capt. Brodie of Broadwas Court.
United Parish Magazine, Broadwas, April 1915:
The following is a list of those either resident in, or connected with Broadwas, who have volunteered for the defence and honour of their King and Country.
Donald Francis Brodie (at rest Nov 3rd 1914)
United Parish Magazine, Broadwas, December 1915:
A very handsome brass has been placed in our Church on the south wall by Captain and Mrs Brodie in memory of their son. It bears the following inscription “In loving memory of Donald Francis O’Callaghan Brodie, Lieutenant Royal Navy. The beloved son of Nora and Edgar Brodie, Broadwas Court. Who died for his Country in action on the North Sea, 3rd November, 1914 R.I.P.”
Donald Brodie has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Portsmouth Naval Memorial.