May 30 May 1917 -We Lost 381
Thirteen pilots of 46th Squadron perform eighty-seven hours of flying on this day alone. Though no members of the Royal Flying Corps are lost this day.
- Today’s losses include:
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A constable in the West Sussex Constabulary
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Gerald Cunliffe Stones (Australian Flying Corps) is killed by anti-aircraft fire in Gaza. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
- Second Lieutenant Kenneth Selby Waters (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Royal Garrison Artillery) dies on service in India. He is the son of the Reverend Samuel George Waters Vicar of Merriden.
- Lance Sergeant John Bostock (Border Regiment) is killed at age 34. His brother was killed last December.
- Private George Albert Butters (Hussars) is killed at age 29. He is a reservist called up on 4 August 1914 and is in civilian life a Constable in the West Sussex Constabulary.
- Private Albert Sellings (Royal Engineers) dies of illness at home at age 18. His brother will die of wounds in October 1919.