Tuesday 28 November 1916 – We Lost 292
Lance Corporal Charles Henry Anderson (London Regiment) is in a hut in the town of St Venant, France with eleven other men when accidentally the safety pin is withdrawn from a bomb. In the semi-darkness he shouts a warning to the men, rushes to the door and endeavors to open it so as to thrown the bomb into the field. Failing to succeed he holds the bomb as close to his body as possible with both hands in order to screen the other men in the hut. Anderson and one other man are mortally wounded by the explosion while five other men are injured while the remaining five escape unhurt. For his actions Anderson will be posthumously awarded the Albert MedaZeppelin L21 is shot down in flames and crashes at sea by Flight Sub Lieutenant Edward Laston Pulling DSO and Flight Sub Lieutenant E Cadbury. Pulling will be killed in a flying accident in March 1917.
Today’s losses include:
- A man who will be posthumously awarded the Albert Medal
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Second Lieutenant George Nicholas Slinger (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
- Private Arthur Albert Sizer (Australian Infantry) is killed. His brother will be killed in two weeks.
- Private David Bennett (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed next October.