Tuesday 24 July 1917 We Lost 598
Captain Alfred Williams Carter (No. 10 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service), with one other pilot attacks four enemy aircraft, one of which he drives down completely out of control.
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- A military Chaplain
- Multiple families that will lose two sons
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A man whose step brother drowned in August 1914
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Norton Knatchbull DSO (commanding 2nd Leicestershire Regiment) is killed at age 45 in Baghdad. He is a veteran of the South Africa War.
- Chaplain the Reverend Herbert Nettleton Leakey dies in East Africa at age 27.
- Lieutenant Edward Hedley Cuthbertson (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Lieutenant Geoffrey Still Hodgkinson (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick Karslake Hodgkinson Vicar of St Peter’s Forest Gate.
- Private William Mallyon (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. His brother died of wounds in November 1914 while a step-brother drowned in August of 1914.