Thursday 30 November 1916 – We Lost 252
The Q-Ship Penshurst (Commander F H Grenfell) uses gunfire to sink the German submarine UB-19 in the English Channel.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man whose son was killed last July
- A member of the Brockeley Wood Cricket Club
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Russell Mervyn Wheeler (Middlesex Regiment) is killed in action at age 35. He was a teacher at Cambridge and Harrow and his brother will be killed in July 1917.
- Private William Scott (Border Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed next June.
- Private Joseph James Jenkins (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 37. His son was killed serving in the same regiment in July.
- Private Eustace Aldersley (Honorable Artillery Company) is killed at age 19 while acting as a guide to a party proceeding to dangerous positions. He is a member of the Brockely Wood Cricket Club.