Tuesday 18 September 1917 We Lost 528
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.