Wednesday 30 December 1914 – We Lost 83
In a strangely prophetic speech Henry Asquith states “when our new armies are ready it seems folly to send them to Flanders, where they will chew barbed wire, or be wasted in futile frontal attacks”.
Today’s losses include:
- A relative of a Baronet
- Godson of a General
Today’s highlighted casualty is
Captain Robert Patrick Miles (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 35. He is related to ‘Sir’ H R Miles Baronet and godson of General ‘Sir’ Patrick MacDougall one time Commander in Chief in Canada. He also served in the South African War.
- Captain Gerald Thomas Fitzgerald (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 32. He is the son the ‘the Honorable’ J D and the late ‘Honorable’ R R S Fitzgerald. He was educated at Harrow and King’s College, Cambridge. He was a barrister-at-law and Member of the Inner Temple.