Saturday 21 July 1917 We Lost 602

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Cap badge of the Central Ontario Regiment

Flight Commander Rupert Randolph Winter achieves his second victory on the way to becoming a five-victory ace.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Christopher Jack Forster (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Francis Samuel Forster Rector of Frindsbury.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Boles Greer (Eastern Ontario Regiment) dies of wounds received in action at age 33. He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
  • Lieutenant Reginald Addison Hope (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend David Hope Rector of Birnam Wood Jamaica.
  • Sapper George Cornwall Ward (Royal Engineers) dies of heatstroke in Mesopotamia at age 22. His brother will die of illness in October 1918 while serving in the Royal Engineers.
  • Gunner Alfred Keeling MM (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in July of last year.
  • Private Clement Cyril Carter (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed in action. He is the son of the Reverend William David Carter.