Friday 9 February 1917 – We Lost 419

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Rudolph Cecil Hopkinson

Rudolph Cecil Hopkinson

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.