Wednesday 28 June 1916 – We Lost 524
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.