Thursday 16 November 1916 – We Lost 630
Flight Lieutenant Daniel Murray Galbraith (Royal Naval Air Service) successfully engages and shoots down an enemy machine.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of Baron Ashton
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons lost in the Great War
- One of the 1st Sergeant pilots killed in the Royal Flying Corps
- The former editor of the East Kent Times
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Donal William McPherson (Punjabis) is killed at age 37. He graduated the Staff College in January.
- Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Frederic Sydney Trench (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies of wounds at age 21. He is the son of Frederic Oliver Trench 3rd Baron Ashtown.
- Lieutenant Douglas Haviland Bacon (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 21. He is the son of F J Bacon JP.
- Lieutenant Francis Douglas Adamson (Border Regiment) is killed at age 24 at Givenchy. He is the son of the Reverend Cuthbert Edward Adamson Rector of Houghton le Spring.
- Lieutenant James Muloch Thompson Stock (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed. His brother will die of wounds next May.
- Second Lieutenant Bertram Thorald Chippindall (Somerset Light Infantry) is killed in action in the advance on Beaucourt at age 39. He is the son of the Reverend William Chippindall the vicar of St Peter’s.
- Second Lieutenant Hubert William Strathairn (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 33. He is the son of the Rector of Morrison’s Academy, in Scotland.
- Second Lieutenant John Homfray Addenbrooke (North Staffordshire Regiment attached Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend John Gordon Addenbrooke Vicar of St Wenn.
- Sergeant R S Evans (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 18. He is one of the 1st Sergeant Pilots in the Royal Flying Corps.
- Private Thomas Bielby Tomlinson (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 18. His two brothers will be killed in the Great War.
- Private Thomas Hunsley (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed on Salonika at age 30. He has two brothers who will be killed in the Great War.
- Rifleman John Hale Coomber (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 23. He will have two other brothers killed in action before the war is over.