Tuesday 18 September 1917 We Lost 528

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                      Arnold Dargie

The destroyer Contest is torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in the Western approaches of the English Channel while assisting the torpedoed steam ship City of London.  Thirty-five members of her crew are killed. The City of Lincoln suffers 9 casualties but does not sink.

Troops of the York and Lancaster Regiment raid German positions in Inverness Copse.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battery commander
  • A Bangor FC and International footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Roger Orme Kerrison (Cavalry attached Australian Field Artillery) dies of dysentery at age 44.
  • Major Arnold Dargie (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 26. He is an international football goalkeeper who also played for the Bangor Football Club.
  • Gunner Jarvis Humpston MM (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 20.