Monday 20 December 1915 – We Lost 347

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Henry Donald McNeile

Henry Donald McNeile

The last party leaves Anzac Cove at 04:10 and Suvla Bay at 05:10.  Two Australians are wounded at Anzac Cove and casualties at Suvla Bay are negligible.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Two brothers killed together

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Donald McNeile (commanding 1st Dragoons) is killed at age 43.
  • Sergeant Percy Longfield (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His brother will be killed in December 1917.
  • Private Percy Vickers (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed on Gallipoli at age 22. His two brothers will be killed on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Privates L S and R E Barrington (Lincolnshire Regiment) are killed together and buried side by side in Menin Road North Cemetery.
  • Driver Albert Edward Fiske (Royal Horse Artillery) is killed in action in Iraq at age 26. His brother will be killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.