Monday 27 August 1917 We Lost 1,002
British forces attack enemy positions east and southeast of Langemarck and advance their line on a front of over 2,000 yards astride the St Julien-Poelcapelle Road.
Brigadier General Malcolm Peake CMG, Commanding Royal Artillery is killed in action at age 52. While on a reconnaissance on Hill 70 Loos he and his staff officer Major Derrick le Poer Trench are killed by an enemy shell.
Today’s losses include:
- A Brigadier General
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A member of the clergy
- A Military Chaplain
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A member of the Penarth Rugby Club
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain John Leslie Derrick (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend John George Derrick.
- Lieutenant Gerald C N Cooke (Alberta Regiment) is accidentally killed in England. His brother was killed last year.
- Lieutenant Richard Cuthbert Lodge (Royal Scots) is killed at age 23. He is the son of Professor ‘Sir’ Richard Lodge.
- Lieutenant the Reverend James Duncan Robertson MC (Gordon Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 31.
- Second Lieutenant Cecil Francis Hamilton-Cox (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in less than two months.
- Chaplain the Reverend Michael Patrick Gordon DD (attached XV Corps) dies of wounds received yesterday at age 34.
- Lance Corporal John James Page (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. His brother will die in November 1918.
- Private Ernest Alfred Frazer (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) is killed by a sniper at age 21. His older brother will be killed in September 1918.
- Private William Jacob Parkyn (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother was wounded and taken prisoner in March 1918 and released in January 1919. He will die as a result of his imprisonment in August 1920.
- Private James Dockerill (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in September 1916.
- Private Arthur Ernest Bloxsome (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother died of illness earlier this month on Salonika.
- Private John Patrick Driscoll (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 33. His brother was killed in September 1915.
- Private Frederick Morgan Aubrey (Welsh Regiment) is killed. He is a member of the Penarth Rugby Club.
- Private Arthur Allsop (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed. His brother will die on service in March 1919.