Saturday 22 September 1917 We Lost 915

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Cap badge of the South African Infantry

Flight Lieutenant Norman Ashley Magor (Royal Naval Air Service) drops two 230-pound bombs on the German submarine UB-32, eight and a half miles northeast of East Hinder Bank, (twenty-nine miles north by west of Ostend). They explode just behind the conning tower, and the vessel submerges leaving a quantity of wreckage on the water.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant William George Symons Forder (South African Infantry) is killed in action at age 38. His younger brother was killed in action one year previously.
  • Private James M Swanson (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds received in action at age 38. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Private William Davidson (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed at Menin Road. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private Thomas Ernest Wilbraham (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother was killed in August 1916.