23 December 1918 We Lost 233
Capt William John Decent
Captain William John Decent (S S Gitano) is killed at age 57 when his ship is lost probably after striking a mine off the coast of Denmark. Her entire crew of 38 is lost.
Today’s losses include:
- Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Albert Victor Hawker (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies of influenza at age 26. His brother died of wounds during the Somme offensive in July 1916.
- Private Alistair Cameron (Gordon Highlanders) dies on service. He is the last of three brothers who lose their lives as a result the Great War.