Friday 13 July 1917 We Lost 522

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Archibald William Buchanan Miller

Lieutenant Archibald William Buchanan Miller (King’s Own Scottish Borderers attached Royal Flying Corps) a 6-victory ace is killed in action in a combat over Gheluvelt at age 21.  He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Duncan Miller and grandnephew of the late General ‘Sir’ Archibald Galloway. He had two victory claims the previous night over Zonnebeke and his brother was killed in April 1915 at the Dardanelles.

Today’s losses include:

  • A 6-victory ace
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The grand nephew of a General
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother-in-law was killed
  • Families that will two, three and four sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Alexander Perceval Matheson (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the 3rd Baronet ‘Sir’ Alexander Perceval Matheson. His two brothers and a brother-in-law have already been killed in the War.
  • Lance Corporal Frederick Hunter (Suffolk Regiment) dies after being repatriated from being a prisoner of war with tuberculosis. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Private Willie Lumb (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds received in action at age 30. His brother will be killed in November of this year.
  • Private Frederick Charles Cannon (Scots Guards) dies of wounds at age 22. His brother died of wounds last December.
  • Private J Wharton (North Lancashire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 30. His brother was killed in April 1915.
  • Private William Reid (Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 26. He is the third of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.