Tuesday 29 May 1917 – We Lost 508

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Flight Lieutenant James Lindsay Gordon, Flight Sub Lieutenant George Ritchie Hodgson, Leading Mechanic Sydney Francis Anderson and Wireless Telegraphist Bertram Harley Millichamp (Royal Flying Corps) rescue two men from an upturned float in the North Sea.

The residents of Hythe stone the air mechanics stationed outside the town because of a German air raid on the town.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A whose three sons have been previously killed in the war
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose brother-in-law will be killed later this year

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Erland Godfrey Hadow MC (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 42. His brother in law will be killed in August of this year.
  • Private Walter Wilson (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed last September.
  • Gunner Edgar J Dutnall (Royal Field Artillery) is killed during a shelling at age 22. His brother will be killed next April.
  • Private George Holsgrove (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 32. His brother will be killed in June 1918.
  • Private Lancelot Stocker (Canterbury Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Harry Stocker Archdeacon of Invergargill New Zealand.
  • Private John McFarlane (Royal Defense Corps) dies on service at home at age 51. His three sons have been previously killed in the war.