Friday 16 February 1917 – We Lost 469

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Hercules Ralph Langrishe

Hercules Ralph Langrishe

The German submarine U60 fires a torpedo at the Cunard cargo carrier Delphic off southwest Ireland.  It misses.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a General
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The daughter of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain John Ballard Berkley Ford (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 29. He is the son of Major General ‘Sir’ Richard Ford KCMG CB DSO.
  • Lieutenant Richard William Formby (Royal Engineers) killed in action. His brother was killed in October 1914 and they are sons of Myles Lonsdale Formby JP.
  • Lieutenant Hercules Ralph Langrishe (Montgomeryshire Yeomanry attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at home at age 29. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Hercules Langrishe the 5th
  • Nurse Mary C Dickson (Voluntary Aid Detachment, British Red Cross Society) dies of meningitis at age 30. She is the daughter of the Reverend W A Dickson.
  • Rifleman Horace George Bodley (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 19. His brother will be killed in October.