Saturday 16 June 1917 – We Lost 961
Today’s losses include:
- Families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
- The son of a Baronet
- The son of Justice of the Peace
- A well known cricketer and Captain of Cumberland Country Football team
- A man buried next to his cousin who was killed in July 1916
- The son of a member of the clergy
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Paul Raymond Meautys MC (Brigade Major 53rd Brigade and North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. He is one of three brothers who die in the Great War.
- Lieutenant Thomas Farquhar Lucas (Warwickshire Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 30. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Edward Lingard Lucas the 3rd
- Lieutenant David Rhys Cadwgan Lloyd (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed over Marquion at age 20. He is 22nd in the direct line of male descendant from Bleddyn ap Cynfyn Prince of Powys and North Wales and the son of Llewellyn Lloyd JP.
- Lieutenant Claude Leslie Blair MC (Royal Engineers) is killed. He is a well known cricketer for St Bees and Whitehaven and Captain of the Cumberland County Football team. His cousin was killed in July 1916 and they are buried next to each other.
- Lieutenant Rupert Holton Herd (Australian Flying Corps) is accidentally killed in England at age 25. His brother was killed in August 1916.
- Lieutenant William Arthur Wildblood (Army Service Corps) is killed at Ouderdom near Reninghelst. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Wildblood.
- Lance Corporal James William Williamson (London Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in July 1916.
- Private Samuel Pearson (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 33. His two brothers will also be killed in the Great War.
- Private James Wesley Cook (Australian Infantry) is killed nine days after his brother met the same fate.
- Private Bertie James Coles (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother died of wounds last December.
- Private Charles Quinn (Hampshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the third of four sons of Mrs. A N Quinn of Lower Sydenham who loses his life in the Great War.