Saturday 2 December 1916 – We Lost 275

by greatwarliveslost

An Armistice is concluded in Athens and Allied troops are withdrawn, while an embargo on all Greek vessels is put into effect in Allied ports and Greece is declared in a state of blockade.

Today’s losses include:

  • The cornet player for the Old Colywyn Village band
  • A man whose brother was killed last month

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Walter Hamlyn Leaman (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 39. His brother was killed last month.
  • Private William Thomas (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed in action. He was a cornet player in the Old Colwyn village band.  Sixty years later his grandson Fred Williams will become one of Wales’ most well-known cornet players.