Monday 18 December 1916 – We Lost 255
General Cunliffe’s Nigerian Brigade reaches Dar-es-Salaam.
Australian No 1 Light Car Patrol hoists the British flag in Dakhla, Eygpt.
A statement by President Woodrow Wilson that their war aims are no more moral than Germany’s, offends Britain.
Today’s losses include:
- A man whose brother will be killed next April
- The middle of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Private William Robert Gregory (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) dies of wounds received in action in Mesopotamia. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Private Peter Isherwood (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 30. He is the middle of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.