Wednesday 14 February 1917 – We Lost 468
Today’s losses include:
- The son of the first female Ph. D in Germany and English mathematician Grace Chisholm Young
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- A victim of the Red Baron
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man who will have three brothers lost in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain John Alexander Harper MC (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed at age 28. He is the son of Alexander R Harper JP.
- Lieutenant Herbert Arthur Croft (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in the air when he is acting as an observer and is attacked by the Red Baron.
- Second Lieutenant Francis Chisholm Young (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the 1st female Ph D in Germany and English Mathematician Grace Chisholm Young.
- Second Lieutenant Frederick William Nisbet (Yorkshire Dragoons attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 19. His elder brother was killed in June 1916.
- Sergeant Walter Charles Chandler (North Lancashire Regiment) dies on active in South Africa at age 32. His brother was killed in August 1916.
- Private Frederick John Firth (Australian Infantry) is killed in action. His brother was also killed in August of last year.
- Private James Melvin Taylor (New Zealand Army Service Corps) dies as a prisoner of war in Germany at age 31. He is the second of four brothers who will lose their lives in the war.