Wednesday 1 December 1915 – We Lost 348
The German naval control over Swedish boats is exposed.
Lord Lansdowne speaks out on the Declaration of London.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Men who will lose one or two sons
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Kenneth George Haslam Ford (Cheshire Regiment) dies of wounds at No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station Bailleul received in action while make a machine gun reconnaissance in Ploegsteert at age 20. He is the son of the Venerable (Archdeacon of Lucknow) George Adam Ford Rector of Ashill.
- Lieutenant Basil Horace Pickering (East Kent Regiment) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Milner Pickering Rector of Woolwich.
- Second Lieutenant Norman Horace Pemberton Salusbury (Border Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Norman Salusbury Rector of St Chad’s Lichfield.
- Flight Sub Lieutenant Basil Frederick Murray Hughes (Royal Naval Air Service) drowns in a seaplane accident off Gibraltar at age 19. He is the son of the late Reverend F G Hughes.
- Private Harold Walter Lewis (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in June 1917.
- Bombardier Sidney George Lee (Royal Field Artillery) is killed on Gallipoli at age 20. He is one of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.