Sunday 1 April 1917 – We Lost 503

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Eric Francis Brown

Murray receives 8 tanks in the only theater outside France to get tanks.

Today’s losses include:

  • A family that will lose four sons in the Great War
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose son will be killed in June 1940

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Eric Francis Brown (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the first of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Reginald James Gent (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 22. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private A Vannet (Highland Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 20. His brother will be killed in July 1918.
  • Private Frederick Henry Masham (Honourable Artillery Company) is killed. His son will be killed serving in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in June 1940.