Wednesday 28 June 1916 – We Lost 524

Percy Francis Gethin print

Percy Francis Gethin print

SS Messanabie arrives at Liverpool from Canada with troops including Filip Konowal (Canadian Infantry) who will win the Victoria Cross in August 1917.

Today’s losses include:

  • An Artist
  • The former President of the University of Dublin Literary Society
  • A mathematics teacher
  • A man whose twin will be killed later in the Great War
  • A family that will lose four sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Arthur Theodore Stephenson (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Stephenson.
  • The artist Second Lieutenant Percy Francis Gethin (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 41.
  • Second Lieutenant Joseph Reid (Dublin Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 28. He has been the president of the University College Dublin Literary Society and a friend of Hilaire Belloc and George Moore.
  • Second Lieutenant William Hall Jowett (Liverpool Regiment) dies of wounds in hospital at age 22. His twin brother will die of wounds in September 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Owen Llwellyn Johns (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Johns.
  • Company Sergeant Major Percy William Chandler (Bedfordshire Regiment) dies of head wounds at age 31. His brother was killed in March 1915.
  • Corporal George Dawson (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 33. He was a mathematics teacher at Aberdeen Grammer School.
  • Lance Corporal Harold Stanley Radford (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed in August.
  • Rifleman Robert Gribben (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds at age 28. His brother died of wounds last February.
  • Private Frank Sturdy (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 20. His brother will die on service in November 1919.
  • Sapper William Sloan (Canadian Engineers) is killed in action. He is one of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private John Lukins (Newfoundland Regiment) is killed three days before his brother is killed will be killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Acting Bombardier Bernard Ashton (Royal Garrison Artillery attached Trench Mortar Battery) is killed at age 22. His brother was killed in May 1915.