Sunday 13 May 1917 – We Lost 690

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Ian Kenneth Matheson

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Baronet
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A man whose brother-in-law will be killed in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Ian Kenneth Matheson (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds received in action at age 23. He is the son of the 3rd Baronet ‘Sir’ Alexander Perceval Matheson.  His two brothers and a brother-in-law are also killed in the War.
  • Lieutenant Joseph Morton Bibby (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother died of wounds in August 1916.
  • Lieutenant Vernon Forster Stewart (Durham Light Infantry attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 24 when he and his observer are shot down over Arleux. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Stewart.
  • Lieutenant James Stewart Rodgerson (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Rodgerson.
  • Lieutenant Owen Edward Fitch-Jones (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 34. His younger brother was killed in January 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant James Langdale Gregory (Yorkshire Regiment attached Royal Engineers) is killed at age 39. He is the son of the Reverend James Gregory.
  • Second Lieutenant John Guthrie Troup (Cameronians attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend George Elmslie Troup.
  • Private Archibald Ainger (Suffolk Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in September of last year.
  • Private Arnold Roy Bartram (Australian Infantry) is killed at 21. He is the first of three brothers who will be killed this year.
  • Private George Marshall (South Lancashire Regiment) becomes the second of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.