Monday 10 December 1917 We Lost 419
British troops capture German outposts near Boursies, Cambrai.
Lloyd George speaks to the House of Commons to announce the capture of Jerusalem.
The first postmark slogan is stamped on envelopes in Britain it states “Buy British War Bonds Now”.
The fishing trawler Amadavat (Skipper Robert Scarborough Royal Naval Reserve) is mined and sunk off the Shetlands killing eleven including her Skipper and his son Deck Hand Benjamin Oman Scarborough age 16. The schooner Lizzie M Stanley (Master John Collier) leaves port and is never seen again. She carries a crew of six including her Mater and the lost include brothers Morgan and Thomas (age 20) Buffett (Newfoundland Mercantile Marine)
Today’s losses include:
- A father and son killed together
- Brothers killed together
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Second Lieutenant Andrew B Sinclair (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed in action at age 22. His brother was killed in May 1915 in the explosion of HMS Princess Irene.