Thursday 30 November 1916 – We Lost 252

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Q-Ship Penshurst

Q-Ship Penshurst

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.