Thursday 8 April 1915 – We Lost 87

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Royal Flying Corps

Seventh Royal Flying Corps arrives in France with RE5s and Vickers FB5s.

 Today’s losses include:

  • The son of the proprietor of the Manchester Evening News
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties are

  •  Captain John Edric Russell Allen (Lancers) dies of wounds received 8th March at age 27. He is the son of the proprietor of the Manchester Evening News.
  • Captain Archibald Henry Douglass (East Surrey Regiment) dies at home at age 30. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Charles Douglass.
  • Private Alexander Russell (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) a holder of the Delhi Dunbar Medal is killed at age 31. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
  • Private Robert Charles Green (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 17. His brother will be killed in July 1916.