Wednesday 29 December 1915 – We Lost 249
His Majesty’s Australian Transport A64 departs Melbourne bound for Egypt.
Today’s losses include:
- The son and grandson of members of the clergy
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Philip Denys Doyne (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Philip Valentine Doyne Vicar of Headington Quarry and grandson of Reverend W Johnson.
- Second Lieutenant Wilfred Cleaver Hunter (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 24. He is the son of Thomas Hunter JP.
- Lance Corporal Leonard George Chapman (Essex Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His brother will be killed in June 1917.
- Private Byron Snook (Sussex Regiment) dies at home at age 28. His brother will die of wounds in May 1918.