Sunday 25 February 1917 – We Lost 632

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Basil Elmo Atkins

Basil Elmo Atkins

British forces retake Kut.

  • Captain Basil Elmo Atkins (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. The Rhodes Scholar has been previously wounded four times.
  • Captain Peter Douglas Colin Eliot (Jat Lancers) is killed at age 31. He is the son of the late ‘Sir’ John Eliot, KCIE.
  • Second Lieutenant Daniel Cottle Green (London Regiment attached Machine Gun Corps) is killed. His brother will die of wounds in August.
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur Gordon Jackson (South Lancashire Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme and they are sons of the Reverend Sydney Jackson.
  • Lance Corporal Ronald Roy (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in March 1918.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Rhodes Scholar
  • A family that will lose two son in the Great War
  • A man that will two brothers killed in the Great War and a third brother killed in a German air raid in 1940

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lance Corporal Arthur Stanley Hoodless (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 23. His brother will die of wounds in May of this year.
  • Rifleman Frederick J Desaleux (London Regiment) is killed in action. Two of his brothers will be killed later this year and a third will be killed in a German Air Raid in September 1940 along with his wife and two children.
  • Private James Kidd (Royal Defence Corps) dies at home at age 24. His brother will die of wounds in July 1918.