Friday 1 June 1917 – We Lost 433

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John Leith

Flight Lieutenant Raymond Collishaw (Royal Naval Air Service) shoots down an Albatross scout in flames.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • An Abertillery Rugby FC player

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Henry Edward Stewart (Sussex Regiment) is killed in action. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Edward Stewart.
  • Lieutenant N W B Gilpin (Royal Defense Corps) dies at home at age 44. His brother will be killed in action in March 1918.
  • Sergeant Alexander Keiller (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of wounds. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private Arthur Llewellyn (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 24. He played for the Abertillery Rugby Football Club.
  • Gunner John Leith (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 20. His brother will be killed in March 1918.