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.