Friday 1 December 1916 – We Lost 258

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Albert Ingram & Alfred Longshaw

Albert Ingram & Alfred Longshaw

The submarine E37 (Lieutenant Commander Robert Fellowes Chisholm) strikes a mine in the North Sea off Harwich and is lost with a loss of her entire crew of 38.

Greek forces attack the Allied troops in Athens.

The surrender of the sons of Ali Dinar (late Sultan of Darfur) is reported as organized resistance ends.

Mr. Lloyd George declares his inability to remain in the Government.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two best friends and co-workers shot at dawn for desertion
  • A man whose brother will be killed in less than two weeks

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Privates Albert Ingham and Alfred Longshaw (Manchester Regiment) are shot at dawn for desertion. The 24-year old Ingham and 21-year old Longshaw had worked together for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railways as clerks in the Salford Goods Yard. After service in the Somme the inseparable pair had been posted to their Brigade’s Machine Gun Company.  News of the two soldiers’ death reached their homes within a week.  The evening paper first carried the new of Ingham’s death and reporting that he had died of “gunshot wounds”.  A week later the evening papers reported the death of Longshaw as “died of wounds”.
  • Driver George Acres (Army Service Corps) dies at home at age 23. His brother will be killed in action in less than two weeks.