Wednesday 11 July 1917 We Lost 577
No. 7 Squadron (Royal Naval Air Service) drops bombs on enemy railway lines and ammunition dumps.
An abortive attack on the town of Ramadi, Mesopotamia is made but the British forces are driven off and retreated to Dhibban at a cost of 566 casualties.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- A man whose won will be killed in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Commander Albert Charles Henderson Duke (HMS Vanguard, Royal Navy) dies of injuries received when his ship exploded two days ago His brother was killed in action one year and one day earlier on the Somme.
- Second Lieutenant Ion Mordaunt Tatham (Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at home at age 19. He is the son of Charles Tatham JP.
- Company Quartermaster Sergeant Laurie Stonecliffe Whitney (Huntingdonshire Cyclists) dies at home at age 24. His brother was killed in September 1916.
- Quarter Master Sergeant George Frederick Stevens (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 33. His son will be killed serving in the Royal Air Force in the first month of the Second World War.
- Private the Reverend John Badenoch (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies of heat stroke in Mesopotamia at age 40.
- Private Albert Edward Stuart (Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed at age 19 in Mesopotamia. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.