Tuesday 20 February 1917 – We Lost 362
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of Generals
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Gerald Alfred Norcott (North Lancashire Regiment) dies on service at home at age 56. He is the son of General ‘Sir” William Norcott KCB.
- Captain Leone Sextus Tollemache (Leicestershire Regiment and Brigade Major 3rd Australian Brigade 1st Australian Division) is killed at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend Ralph William Lyonel Tollmache-Tollemacahine JP Vicar of South Witham Lincolnshire who lost another son in November 1914.
- Captain Cyril Richard Bramley (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend Cyril Richard Bramley Vicar of Donisthorpe who also lost his younger son in May 1915.
- Captain David MacDonald Chambers (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 40. He is the son of the late Major General R Y (Bengal Staff Corps). He had also served with the Royal Engineers at Gallipoli in 1915. Prior to the war he was a mining engineer.
- Private Frank Hall (Somerset Light Infantry) dies at home at age 22. His brother will die at home on service in December of this year.
- Private Cecil Molyneux Killik (Army Service Corps) dies on service at age 24. He is the son of Stephen Henry Molyneux Kilik JP.
- Private Harold Orange (Grenadier Guards) is killed in action at age 20. His brother will be killed in July 1918.
- Driver Maurice Edward Turner (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service at age 18. His brother will be killed next July.