Saturday 28 July 1917 We Lost 568
Two seaplanes sink the German submarine UB-20 off North Hinder Light Vessel.
Flight Commander Rupert Randolph Winter achieves his third victory on the way to becoming a five-victory ace.
- Flight Commander Arnold Jacques Chadwick (Royal Naval Air Service) is killed when he is forced to ditch his aircraft into the waters off La Panne, Belgium having made a single-handed attack against a formation of nine enemy aircraft. He is an eleven-victory ace and dies at age 23.
- Captain Laurence Minot (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 21. He is a six-victory ace.
- Lieutenant Hew Wardrop Brooke Rickards (Royal Field Artillery attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 21. He is the only son of the Reverend Walter Brooke Rickards Rector of St Michael’s.
- Lieutenant Arthur James Lewis O’Beirne (Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars attached Royal Flying Corps) dies of wounds at age 29. His brother was killed in the Royal Flying Corps in April.
- Second Lieutenant George Barclay Buxton MC (Norfolk Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Barclay Fowell Buxton a missionary to Japan. He was also the former ADC to Major General Hare. His two brothers will be killed during the Blitz in October 1940 and a nephew will be killed in action in September 1943.
- Flight Sub Lieutenant Ellis Vair Reid DSC (Royal Naval Air Service) a nineteen victory ace is killed in action at age 27.
Today’s losses include:
- Flying Aces
- A 19-victory ace
- An 11-victory ace
- A 6-victory ace
- A man who has two brothers who will be killed in the Blitz in October 1940 and a nephew killed on service in September 1943
- The Jeppe High School Headmaster
- A scout master for the Yorkshire Boy Scout Association
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major George Frederick Watson Powell (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in August 1916.
- Captain James Humphrey Allen Payne (South African Infantry) dies of fever in East Africa at age 44. He is the Headmaster of Jeppe High School for Boys and the son of the late Reverend James Payne.
- Captain Humphrey Paul Kenneth Buckley (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Eric Rede Buckley Vicar of Burley.
- 2nd Corporal W H Swan (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Driver Harold Reginald Billings (Royal Engineers) is killed. His brother will be killed one week before the Armistice goes into effect.
- Private Alexander Thomas Allgood (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed next April.
- Private Sidney Albert Randall (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed in May 1918.
- Gunner Cecil Samuel Molyneux (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 27. He is a Scout Master for the York Boy Scout Association.