Wednesday 3 January 1917 – We Lost 262

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Arthur Augustus Stooke

Arthur Augustus Stooke

The two-day Battle of Behobeho begins in East Africa.  It will be best known for its most famous casualty, Frederick Courtney Selous who will be killed tomorrow.

Today’s losses include:

  • A family that will lose five sons in the Great War
  • A man whose brother will be killed next July

Today’s highlighted casualties include:  

  • Airman 1st Class Arthur Augustus Stooke (#4 Kite Balloon Section, Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 27. He is one of five brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Albert Edward Fincham (Saskatchewan Regiment) is killed at age 33. His brother will be killed next July.