Friday 29 December 1916 – We Lost 234

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Cap badge of the MGC

Cap badge of the Machine Gun Corps

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Baronet
  • The son of the editor of the Hobart Mercury
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Guy Bloxham Simmonds (Machine Gun Corps) is killed in a railway accident in Ailly-sur-Somme at age 29. He is the son of William Henry Simmonds the editor of the Hobart Mercury.
  • Second Lieutenant David Wilson (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 19. He is the son of ‘Sir’ David Wilson Baronet.
  • Private Frederick Sparkes (Sussex Regiment) dies as a prisoner of war. His brother will be killed in July next year.
  • Private Frederick Jacob Beable (Deonshire Regiment) is killed at age 34. His brother will die on service next May.