Sunday 2 September 1917 We Lost 389
The German submarine U-28 torpedoes and sinks the munitions ship Olive Branch eighty-five miles north by east from North Cape. The explosion puts a hole in the submarine that then founders. One crewman lost.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Handley Carleton Grace (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend George Frederick Grace Vicar of Stanstead Abbot.
- Captain Herbert Stuart Cleghorn (Royal Engineers attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 26. He is the middle of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
- Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Petrie Barlow MC (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 22. He is the son of J J Barlow JP.
- Gunner Edwin Arthur Marsh (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 31. His brother was killed last July.