Monday 26 June 1916 – We Lost 521

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Humphrey W Devereux

Humphrey W Devereux

After a raid on enemy trenches Captain Harold Price MC (Northumberland Fusiliers) is made aware that one of his men is missing.  He goes back out and it shot to death at age 25 in the rising morning light.  Harold Price Creek in British Columbia (he was a land surveyor in British Columbia) which flows into the Suskwa River is named in his honor.

Today’s losses include:

  • The grandson of the 14th Viscount Hereford
  • The son of a General
  • The son of an Admiral
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Herbert Wilson Stenhouse DSO (West Surrey Regiment and GSO 31st Division Headquarters) is killed at age 36. He is the son of Major General W Stenhouse.
  • Lieutenant Humphrey William Devereux (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His younger brother will be accidentally killed in November 1917 when his airship goes down northeast of Westry. They are sons of Rear Admiral the Honorable Walter Bourchier Devereux and grandsons of the 14th Viscount Hereford.
  • Second Lieutenant Frederick Gordon Hughes (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend S J Hughes and had finished a brilliant University Course and held his chair as professor less than two years when he went to England with the McGill University Corps.
  • Private Hugh Dunn (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 26. His brother will die of wounds in March 1918.