Second Lieutenant John ‘Ian’ Gilmour Cameron (Cameron Highlanders attached Royal Flying Corps) dies of wounds received at age 19 when his aircraft is shot down by Manfred von Richthofen making him the 8th victim of the Red Baron. Lieutenant Alan Duncan Bell-Irving (Royal Flying Corps) displays great courage and skill while escorting a bombing raid. He engages several enemy machines and drives them off in spite of his own machine being damaged.
Today’s losses include:
- A victim of the Red Baron
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Gunner Major Daniel Farrant (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of wounds received in action. His brother will be killed in action in September 1918.
- Private Walter Bolton (Cambridgeshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. His brother was killed in May of this year.
- Private Sidney I Peters (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 25. His brother will be killed in September 1918.
- Private Otto Ernest Augustus Adolphus (Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Horace Octavius Augustus Adolphus Vicar of St John’s.
- Gunner William Henry Rugg (Royal Marine Artillery) dies on service at home at age 36. His brother was killed in September 1915.
- Private S Leedham (Sherwood Foresters) is killed. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.