Thursday 14 March 1918 We Lost 274

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Adrian Consett Stephen

The trawler Agate is sunk when she strikes a mine.  Four members of her crew are killed.

Today’s losses include:

  • The great grandson of the Chief Justice of New South Wales
  • An author
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A 7-victory ace
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Adrian Consett Stephen MC (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 25. He is the author of Four Plays and An Australian in the R F A which will be published posthumously. The Adrian Consett Stephen Memorial Prize will be awarded to an undergraduate at the University of Sydney for a short story or play. He is the great grandson of the Chief Justice of New South Wales.
  • Lieutenant Hugh Alexander Wark (Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend James Wark.
  • Lieutenant Herbert Henry Hartley (Royal Flying Corp) is killed in action at age 22. He is a seven-victory ace.
  • Private Robert A Harper (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed. His brother was killed in May of last year.
  • Petty Officer Robert Charles Keen (HMS Victory) dies of pneumonia on service at age 28. His brother was killed at Jutland.