Tuesday 17 October 1916 – We Lost 442

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Kelyth Pierce Lloyd-Williams

Kelyth Pierce Lloyd-Williams

At Thiepval troops in Schwaben Redoubt are shelled heavily all day.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • A 10-victory ace
  • A victim of Oswald Boelcke
  • A family that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A family that will lose three sons in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Kelyth Pierce Lloyd-Williams (Welsh Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. He is the only son of Dr W Lloyd-Williams Justice of the Peace.
  • Second Lieutenant Patrick Anthony Laugan Byrne DSO (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 21. He is a ten victory ace who is shot down by Oswald Boelcke.
  • Lance Corporal William Musson (Sherwood Foresters) is killed. His brother will be killed in April 1917.
  • Private Ernest Pickup (Cameronians) is killed at age 21. His two brothers were killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and yesterday.