Friday 8 December 1916 – We Lost 273

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Royal Sovereign LV

Royal Sovereign LV

H M Trawler Dragon (Skipper Isaac Pearce) is lost when she strikes a mine off the Royal Sovereign Light Vessel.  Twelve are killed including her master.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A Marylebone cricketer
  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Attwood Alfred Torrens (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 42. He was a cricket player for Marylborne Cricket Club.
  • Major Edward Rogers MC (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 34. His brother was killed last July.
  • Second Lieutenant Stanley Frederick Gabb (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in August 1915.
  • Gunner Frederick Selwyn Fendall (New Zealand Field Artillery) dies of pleurisy at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick Philip Fendall Vicar of Glenmark New Zealand.