Friday 9 February 1917 – We Lost 419
Today’s losses include:
- A man whose cousin was killed at the Battle of Coronel
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man who will have two brothers killed in the Great War
- The son of a member of the clergy
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant John St Erme Cardew (Royal Navy) dies of illness. His cousin was killed on HMS Monmouth in the Battle of Coronel.
- Lieutenant Rudolph Cecil Hopkinson (Royal Engineers) dies at home at age 25. His brother will be killed in a plane crash in August 1918.
- Second Lieutenant Andrew Walter Vale (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 31. He is the son of ‘the Honorable’ R T Vale. He served in the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps at Anzac.
- Second Lieutenant George Bott (Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 30. He is the son of the Reverend Richard Bott.
- Company Sergeant Major John Thomas Graysmark (London Regiment) is killed at age 37. He is the first of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
- Private Ernest Irons (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 33. His brother will be killed in April of this year.