Wednesday 14 February 1917 – We Lost 468

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Francis Chisholm Young

Francis Chisholm Young

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.