Sunday 12 December 1915 – We Lost 218

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The Britannic is commissioned ‘His Majesty’s Hospital Ship’ and arrives at Liverpool under heavily armed escort.

The troops at Suvla and Anzac are told the plan to evacuate.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of the member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Claud Henry Whish Darling (Royal Irish Rifles) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Oliver Warner Darling who lost another son less than two months ago.
  • Corporal J Whaley (Bedfordshire Regiment) dies at home on active service. He is a South African War veteran and son of the Reverend J B Whaley.
  • Rifleman George Mitchiner (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies of wounds at age 19. His older brother will lose his life in the loss of HMS Hampshire next June.