Monday 6 August 1917 We Lost 643
The British line advances south-west and west from Lens.
Today’s losses include:
- A New Zealand Rugby International
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- The son of the 4th Earl of Minto
- The son of an Admiral
- A Wiltshire Constable
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Maurice George Trousdell (Army Service Corps) is killed at age 33. His brother was killed as a passenger on SS Falaba when she was sunk in March 1915.
- Lieutenant Andrew Beaconsfield Ross (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Royal Irish Rifles) is killed in action at age 39. His is the son of James Ross JP.
- Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Gavin William Esmond Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (Scots Guards) dies of wounds received at Steenbeck River, Langemarck at age 22. He is the youngest son of the 4th Earl and Coutess of Minto.
- Second Lieutenant John James Fraser Shand (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed on Salonika at age 19. He is the son of Surgeon Rear Admiral J Shand. Lance
- Corporal William Fleming (Scots Guards) dies of wounds received in action at age 21. His brother died of wounds in April of this year.
- Private Reginald Humphrey Harrington (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds received at Messines at age 23. His older brother died of wounds as a prisoner of war in May of this year.
- Private John Fitchett (Black Watch) dies of wounds at age 25. His brother was killed less than one month previously in the explosion of HMS Vanguard.
- Private Walter Harold Cox (Wiltshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 27. He is a former police constable with the Wiltshire Constabulary and his brother died of wounds in September 1915.
- Private Henry Hickmott (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 30. His brother was killed in September 1914.
- Rifleman Charles Daniel James (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 26. He is a New Zealand Rugby league footballer for Nelson who earned 1 cap for his country.