Tuesday 10 July 1917 We Lost 867
Captain ‘the Honorable’ Edward James Kay-Shuttleworth (Rifle Brigade) is accidentally killed at home while returning to service at age 27. He attended both Eton and Balliol. He is the youngest son of the 1st Baron Shuttleworth and grandson of the educational and social reformer ‘Sir’ James Kay-Shuttleworth. His elder brother was killed in action in March of this year.
Today’s losses include:
- Son of a Baron
- Son of a Baronet
- A battalion commander
- A writer to the Signet
- A man whose brother will be killed in Norway in May 1940
- One of four sons who will die on service of King and Country including two in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- A man whose son will die on service in July 1944
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Richard Neville Abadie DSO (commanding 2nd King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action. He is the second brother to be killed in the Great War, two other brothers having died in the King’s service prior to the Great War. He is a veteran of the South African War.
- Major Harry Cheyne (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 34. He is a writer to the Signet.
- Captain John Lister Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 20. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn the 2nd Baronet and has a young brother who will be killed in Norway during the second war in May 1940..
- Lieutenant Sanford William Shippard (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Sidney Shippard KCMG DCL.
- Lieutenant Arthur Glynne Lewis (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Lancers Indian Army) is killed at age 38. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Henry Lewis.
- Lieutenant Arthur Vincent Wallis (attached Egyptian Labour Corps) dies as a prisoner of war in Kut. He is the Marshall of H M Prize Court at Alexandria.
- Second Lieutenant William Sheepshanks (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 27. He is the son of the Right Reverend John Sheepshanks Bishop of Norwich.
- Second Lieutenant R F Lockhart (London Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the late Reverend William Lockhart.
- Rifleman Henry Millington Clarke (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed last August.
- Private Ernest Vickers (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 20. His two brothers will lose their lives next year.
- Private Vincent Carew (Royal Newfoundland Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. His brother will be killed in November.
- Private Frederick Henry Smith (Border Regiment) is killed at age 35. His son will die on service in July 1944.