Saturday 29 September 1917 We Lost 840

by greatwarliveslost

The capture of Ramadie is completed and by 09:00 the enemy is surrendering completely. Several thousand prisoners are captured including Ahmed Bey, the Turkish commander who is captured with his staff.

Flight Lieutenant Norman Ashley Magor (Royal Naval Air Service) drops two 230-pound bombs that fall wide of an enemy submarine.

Private Richard Wing (Cambridgeshire Regiment) on several occasions crawls out to within 50 yards of the German lines to bring in wounded men on this day and three days prior.  For his actions he will be awarded the Military Medal.  He will die of wounds one day short of the one year anniversary of this event, having been wounded two days prior.

Today’s losses include:

  • A sixth generation military man
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose son was killed in September 1914

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Colin Campbell (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 37. He and his brother, who was killed in June of this year, are the sixth successive generation of their family to serve in the military.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Hamilton Winthrop Woodruff (Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur William Woodruff Rector of North Waltham.
  • Lance Corporal James Clifford Nicholas (East Surrey Regiment) dies of wounds at Ypres. His brother was killed in September 1915 at Suvla Bay.
  • Private Hector Claugher (Cameron Highlanders) is killed at age 52. His son was killed in September 1914.
  • Private Percy Cannell (South Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed last September.
  • Gunner Thomas Stanley Noy (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed last month.