Wednesday 10 January 1917 – We Lost 342

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Arthur Brooks Close Brooks

Arthur Brooks Close Brooks

The Allies state their war objectives in response to Woodrow Wilson’s peace note of 18 December.

At Magruntein a force of enemy cavalry and camel men make a half-hearted attack on the rearguard early today, but they are easily beaten off.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose son will be killed in the Royal Air Force in 1941
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Sidney Frederick Johnson (Border Regiment) is killed at age 29. His son will be killed serving in the Royal Air Force in February 1941.
  • Captain Arthur Brooks Close-Brooks MC (Manchester Regiment) is killed in Mesopotamia at age 32. His brother was killed in October 1914.
  • Lieutenant Frederick James Willson (attached Sapper & Miners Indian Army) is killed in action in Mesopotamia at age 27. His brother will be killed in April next year.
  • Lieutenant Charles Arnold Owens (West Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 20. His brother died at home in June 1916.