Friday 10 August 1917 We Lost 1,185
A British attack east of Ypres captures the village of Westhock and secures the entire Westhock Ridge while other troops establish themselves in Glencorse Wood.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A grandson of two Baronets
- A man whose cousin was killed accidentally in 1915
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Edward Unsworth Green MC (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 37. He is the final of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
- Lieutenant Richard Evans (Sherwood Foresters) dies of wounds at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Evans.
- Lieutenant Ronald Bayly Craven Kennedy (Dublin Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 21. He is the grandson of both ‘Sir’ Charles Edard Bayley Kennedy 2nd Baronet and ‘Sir’ John Craven Carden 4th
- Second Lieutenant Ernest Hartley Savory (West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed last February.
- Rifleman Alfred Edward Bass (London Regiment) is killed at Glencorse Wood east of Ypres at age 29. His brother was killed in July 1916.
- Private Frederick Cole (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 36. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Private Maurice Townsend (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
- Private Thomas Thomason (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in July 1918.
- Private Ernest Want (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His cousin was killed in July 1915 from accidental rifle discharge wounds.
- Private John William Hicks (West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 29. His brother will be killed next August.