Saturday 13 October 1917 We Lost 933

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William Godfrey Earlam Johnson

Today’s losses include:

  • A former amateur boxing champion of Ireland
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A man whose son will be killed in a 1945 bombing mission over Germany

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain John Joseph Fleming (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 36. He took a great interest in boxing and encouraged it among the troops.  He was at one time the amateur boxing champion of Ireland
  • Captain William Godfrey Earlam Johnson (Manchester Regiment) dies of wounds received two days earlier at age 24. He is the last of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Captain Richard Guy Titley MC (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of William Alfred Titley JP.
  • Lieutenant Samuel Preston King (Lincolnshire Yeomanry) is accidentally killed at age 42 at Banbury. He is the son of Reverend S King.
  • Lieutenant Alistere Douglas Stewart (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed in England. His brother was killed in September 1915 and they are sons of Captain M P Stewart JP.
  • Lieutenant Robert Hay Squair (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 21. He is the son of Francis H Squair JP.
  • Lieutenant Andrew Gardyne Young (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 30. He is the son of the Reverend James Young.
  • Second Lieutenant John Arden Acworth (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother will die while on service in February 1919.
  • Second Lieutenant John Bertram Greenup (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Dr. Albert William Greenup.
  • Second Lieutenant George Francis Shute (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Shute.
  • Bugler Septimus Hunt (Cameronians) is killed at age 23 during the attack on Poelcappele. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Corporal William Herbert Huckstop MM (East Kent Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother was killed in August 1915.
  • Private Frank Wickham (Warwickshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 40. He is the middle of three brothers who will all lose their lives in 1917.
  • Private Ernest Murray (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed last April.
  • Private Alfred Robert Cahill (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 31. His son will be killed in March 1945 on a night bombing mission over Germany.
  • Private Arthur Segbert Rometch (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 36. His brother was killed earlier this year.
  • Private Charles Colman (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed last June.