Monday 20 March 1916 – We Lost 256

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Sydney James Drever Joicey

A naval engagement takes place in the North Sea between four British and three German torpedo boats.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose brother will die as a prisoner of the Japanese in April 1945
  • A man whose nephew will be killed in action serving in the RAF in 1941
  • The son of the 1st Baron Joicey
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • The son of a former High Sheriff of Somerset
  • A man who has two brother who will be killed in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major John Arthur Graham MC (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed. His brother will die at age 73 in a Japanese prison camp in April 1945 and his nephew sill be killed in action while serving with a Polish Squadron in Royal Air Force in 1941.
  • Captain Sydney James Drever Joicey (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 31. He is the son of James 1st Baron Joicey.
  • Trooper Noel Martin Gibbs (East African Mounted Rifles) is killed during an enemy attack while he is bathing at age 31. He is the son of William Gibbs JP High Sheriff of Somerset in 1897.
  • Bombardier Denis Quin MacSwiney (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 29. He is the middle of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.