Wednesday 6 December 1916 – We Lost 240


The destroyer HMS Ariel (Lieutenant James Vandeleur Creagh) sinks the German submarine UC-19.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of member of the clergy
  • Two families that will two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose two brothers will be killed over the next year and a half
  • The son of a General
  • A Hobson Club footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Denys Keppel Garnier (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies of wounds in Salonika at age 26. He is the son of the Very Reverend Thomas Garnier.
  • Captain Arthur Reginald Loveband (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed in March 1918 and they are sons of the Reverend Matthew Loveband.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Atkinson Tillard (Norfolk Yeomanry attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed testing a mono plane.
  • Second Lieutenant Richard Harry James Willis Ridgway (Gloucestershire Regiment attached Trench Mortar Battery) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of Brigadier General R Ridgway.
  • Lance Corporal William MacBeath (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed. His two brothers will be killed over the next year and a half.
  • Private Bernard Walker (York & Lancaster Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private Albert Ernest Veart (Auckland Infantry) dies of wounds received 30th He played forward for the Hobson Football Club.