Saturday 15 September 1917 We Lost 433
While on patrol, Flight Lieutenant Arthur Roy Brown (Royal Flying Corps) dives on two Aviatiks and three Albatross scouts, followed by his flight. He dives several times and picks out one enemy scout, firing about two hundred rounds, when the enemy machine goes down out of control spinning on its back. Flight Lieutenant Norman Ashley Magor (Royal Naval Air Service) is attacked by two enemy seaplanes while one anti-submarine patrol. He shoots one down in flames after having been fired by the enemy aircraft.
A London Regiment Captures a German strong point north of Inverness Copse while members of the Durham Light Infantry raid enemy trenches west of Cherisy, southeast of Arras.
Today’s losses include:
- The son-in-law of the 4th Viscount Sidmouth
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A 9-victory ace
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant James Hope-Wallace (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 45. He is the son-in-law of the 4th Viscount Sidmouth.
- Second Lieutenant Arthur Rex Hurden Noss MC (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at age 20. He is a nine-victory gunner ace.
- Second Lieutenant John McClure Northam (London Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in May 1915.
- Gunner Hubert Winchester (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed in action at age 21. His brother was killed on the day before the battle of the Somme began.