Saturday 12 May 1917 – We Lost 1,100

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Augustus John Jessop

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The son of a stage actor and comedian
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A man whose will lose his life in the Second World War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Edwin Theodore Hicks (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 35. He is the son of the Right Reverend Edward Lee Hicks Bishop of Lincoln.
  • Captain William George Bransby Williams (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 19. He is the youngest man to hold a pilot’s license in England and the youngest pilot to be elevated to the rank of Captain. He is the son of actor and comedian Bransby Williams.
  • Captain Theodore Victor Chapman MC (Royal West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 19.  He is the third brother to be killed in the last two years. They are sons of the Reverend Theodore Charles Chapman Rector of Langley.
  • Lieutenant Augustus John Jessop (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed on the last day of July in this year.
  • Lieutenant John Ross Robertson (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed when he is shot down near Baralle-Marquion at age 23. He is the son of ‘Sir’ William Robertson.
  • Sergeant George Rowlingson (Essex Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. His brother was killed at the Battle of Jutland.
  • Lance Corporal Cecil Pratt (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed in March next year.
  • Lance Corporal Walter William Taylor (Hampshire Regiment) is killed) at age 30 his brother was killed in June 1915.
  • Lance Corporal Robert Henry Lowen (Royal Fusiliers) dies of wounds. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.
  • Private Charles Peryer (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 36. His brother will die of wounds in Palestine in November of this year.
  • Private Arthur Lawrence Potton (Machine Gun Corps) is killed. His brother-in-law will die of wounds in August of this year.
  • Private William Lamond (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 29. His brother died of wounds in November 1914.