Monday 19 February 1917 – We Lost 396
The Q-Ship HMS Lady Olive and the German submarine UC18 sink each other in an action in the English Channel.
Today’s losses include:
- The great great uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge
- A battalion commander
- Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A Congregational Minister
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel William MacCaullum Macfarlane MVO DL DSO (commanding 15th Highland Light Infantry) is killed at age 42.
- Major Francis Ashford Lupton (West Yorkshire Regiment) becomes the last of three brothers to be killed in the Great War when he does not return from a two man recon. Their great great niece Kate Middleton will become the Duchess of Cambridge. He dies at age 32
- Captain Arthur Thomas Elford Wyatt (Lincolnshire Regiment) dies of wounds at home at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend William Wyatt Rector of Broughton. He was a prisoner of war early in 1915 and repatriated in July of that year.
- Lieutenant Theodore Cuyler McKenzie (Canadian Garrison Artillery) dies in England at age 25. His brother will be killed next May.
- Second Lieutenant Gilbert Bernard Owen Tuck (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend Julian George Tuck.
- Second Lieutenant Robert Bramwell Sayer (Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 30. He is a Congregational Minister. S
- ergeant St George Otway Lloyd (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend William Battersby Lloyd Rector of Rathmullen.