Sunday 18 February 1917 – We Lost 471

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Walter Thomas Patrick Spens

Walter Thomas Patrick Spens

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of the Sheriff of Strathaden Troon Ayrshire
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Walter Thomas Patrick Spens (Royal Scots) is killed in action at age 36. He is the son of Sheriff Walter Spens of Strathaden Troon Ayrshire.
  • Bombardier Frank Glaysher (Royal Field Artillery) dies of pneumonia on active service at age 22. His brother was killed in October of last year.
  • Private Michael James Gallagher (Canterbury Regiment) is killed at age 39. His brother was killed last September.