Thursday 13 September 1917 We Lost 344

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Noel Houghton obit

Germans attack British positions at Langemarack after a heavy bombardment but are repulsed with severe loss.

  • Lieutenant Douglas Crow Brown (Royal Scots attached Machine Gun Corps) is killed in action at age 25. He is one of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War, two this year and two next.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • A Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer
  • Families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Noel Houghton (commanding 16th Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 34. He played Rugby football for Rosslyn Park and Upper Clapton.
  • Able Seaman Charles John Dunster (HMS Victory) dies on service at home at age 34. He is the last of three brothers who lose their lives in the Great War this year.
  • Private Samuel Edward Proudfoot (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed next April.