Saturday 25 August 1917 We Lost 649
The passenger/cargo ship Malda (Captain Charles Davidson) is torpedoed and eventually sinks 130 miles west of Bishop Rock. Sixty-four are killed including
- 2nd Officer Arthur Benjamin Panes who is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in France in September 1915 and they are sons of the Reverend John Benjamin Panes Rector of Torver.
Private Edwin Arthur John (Alberta Regiment) is shot in the head and killed by a sniper. His brother Private James John serving in the same regiment is then shot and killed by a sniper while kneeling over his older brother.
Today’s losses include:
- Two families that lose two sons killed together
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The son of a Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff of Dinbigh
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Lawrence Moreland Ormrod MC (Welsh Fusiliers) dies of wounds at home received 27th May at age 28. He is the last of three brothers who is killed in the Great War sons of Major Oliver Ormrod JP and High Sheriff of Denbigh.
- Captain Edgar William Sussex MC (Cameronians attached Army Musketry School) is killed attacking a German post at night at age 25. His brother was killed last March.
- Second Lieutenant Percival Thistlewood (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed last September.
- Gunners Thomas (age 21) and Charles (age 23) Catlett (Royal Garrison Artillery) are killed together and buried together in Bard Cottage Cemetery.
- Private William Miller (Warwickshire Regiment) dies of wounds received in action at age 38. His brother will die of malaria in October 1918 while serving in Mesopotamia.
- Private Arthur Potter (South Wales Borders) is killed at age 34. His brother died of wounds in March of this year.
- Private James Falside (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed at age 19. His brother will die in October 1918 and they are sons of the Reverend John Tully Falside.