Tuesday 6 February 1917 – We Lost 410
The Royal Flying Corps Hospital opens in London.
The New Air Board is formed with Lord Cowdray as chairman.
Today’s losses include:
- Brothers killed together
- The son of the Aide de Camp to King Edward VII
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A family that will lose three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major John Arthur Crichton (Hampshire Regiment attached Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers) dies of pneumonia in Mesopotamia at age 34. He is the son of Colonel the ‘Honorable Sir’ Henry Crichton KCB ADC Edward VII.
- Second Lieutenant Richard Edward Elcho Skyrme (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Frank Elcho Skyrme Vicar of Winterbourne Earls.
- Lance Sergeant Gerald Ryan (Australian Infantry) dies of injuries sustained after falling on ice in England at age 27. He is an Australian rule footballer.
- Corporal Francis Arthur Riley (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His two brothers were killed earlier in the war.
- Gunners Geoffrey, 25, and Harry Nutter, 27, are killed serving in the Royal Horse Artillery attached P Anti-Aircraft Battery and are buried in adjacent graves in Eclusier Communal Cemetery, Eclusier-Vaux.
- Rifleman Richard Farre Pfohl (South African Mounted Rifles) is one of nine men killed during a punitive expedition against the Kwamyama chief Mandume in Angola.