Monday 11 June 1917- We Lost 583

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John Edward Raphael

The Cunard liner Ausonia is torpedoed off the southern coast of Ireland while traveling from Montreal to Avonmouth, but is able to reach port. One is killed.

Today’s losses include:

  • An England Rugby International
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • An ADC to a General
  • A Scout Master
  • Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Edward William Lanchester Foxell (East Kent Regiment) is killed in action at age 33. He is the son of Reverend William James Foxell of St Swithin’s Rectory and a fellow of the Chemical Society.
  • Lieutenant John Edward Raphael (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) ADC General Commanding 41st Division dies of wounds received on 7th June at Messines at age 35. He is an England International Rugby football player winning nine caps for England and a double blue at Oxford.
  • Second Lieutenant Edwin Francis Medcalf (Leicestershire Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is a Scout Master of the 1st Forest Hill Troop.
  • Private John Charles Wrench (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 34 as the first of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Private George Verrall (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 30. His brother will be killed on the last day of next month.
  • Private Frederick William Fowler (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 26. His son will be killed in the Second World War.