Monday 10 September 1917 We Lost 329
At Etaples measures are taken to prevent further outbreaks and police pickets are stationed on the bridges leading into the town. Nevertheless, by 16:00 men have broken through the pickets and are holding meetings in the town, followed by sporadic demonstrations around the camp.
Werner Voss achieves three victories on this day including two over Sopwith Camel’s of 70 Royal Flying Corps. Both pilots are killed. His third victim was a French pilot.
- Second Lieutenant Arthur Jackson Smith Sisley is a Canadian who dies at age 23. Sisley’s brother will be killed in March 1918 while also serving in the Royal Flying Corps.
- Second Lieutenant Oliver Charles Pearson
Today’s losses include:
- Two victims of German Ace Werner Voss
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A survivor of the sinking of the Royal Edward in August 1915
- A man whose three brothers will be killed in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include
- Lieutenant Harold Reid Wilkinson (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick Wilkinson.
- Lance Corporal Edwin George Pipe (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 21. He is the second of four sons of William Dalby Pipe to be killed in the Great War.
- Private James Mallinson (Saskatchewan Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed last year.
- Private Harry Hodkinson (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed in action at age 20. He survived the sinking of the Royal Edward while being transported to Gallipoli in August 1915.
- Private William White (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 29. His brother will die of wounds next April.