Monday 28 May 1917 – We Lost 511

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Maurice Alwyn Adams

The steam ship Antinoe (Master A De Rouffignae) is torpedoed and sunk 150 miles west southwest from Bishop Rock with a loss of 21 including the Master.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed last March
  • A man whose son will be born after his death

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Philip Knight (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. His brother was killed in March of this year.
  • Driver Maurice Alwyn Adams (New Zealand Field Artillery) is one of seven men killed by the explosion of his own breech gun at age 32. He is the son of the Archdeacon of Kildare.
  • Private William John Biss (Royal West Kent Regiment) dies of wounds at age 31. His son will be born after his death.