Thursday 7 December 1916 – We Lost 296

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Cap badge of the Grenadier Guards

Cap badge of the Grenadier Guards

The tanker S S Conch (Edwin Stott) is sunk with a loss of 28 including her master when she is torpedoed 12 miles southwest from Anvil Point. Also lost is

  • Second Officer Lothian Clark age 30 who is one of three brothers and a brother in law who will lose their lives in the merchant service in the Great War.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A Worcester Constable
  • A family that will lose three sons and a son-in-law

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Sergeant Samuel Herbert Goudie (Cameron Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 30 at Tumbitza Farm Macedonia. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Lance Corporal Perccival George Bicknell (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds. He is a Constable for the Worcester Constabulary.
  • Sapper Stanley Charles Knight (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at Salonika.
  • Private Newton Simmons (Royal Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 25. His older brother was killed last October.