Wednesday 27 December 1916 – We Lost 240

by greatwarliveslost


Airship HMA #4 sustains slight damage on landing at Howden due to a down draft.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A survivor of the S S Falaba torpedoing
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Cecil William Hannington Parker (Worcestershire Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend William Henry Parker of St Peter’s Birmingham.  He survived the torpedoing of S S Falaba.
  • Second Lieutenant Noel Milford Henson Atkinson (East Lancashire attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in England at age 25. His brother was killed last October.
  • Rifleman John Alexander Nicholson (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed. His brother will be killed next March.
  • Private Frederick Ward (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed in June of this year.
  • Private Walter Michael Carew Hunt (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother was killed in June of this year and they are sons the Reverend Robert Walter Carew Hunt Vicar of Albany.