Sunday 14 October 1917 We Lost 796

The submarine E45 (Lieutenant Commander G R S Watkins) torpedoes and sinks the German submarine UC-62 off Portland.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • The son of a General
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The son of a Baronet
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A Blackburn Rovers footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Frederick Vivian Thompson DSO (Royal Engineers commanding 9th Essex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 37. He is the son of Major General Charles Thompson.
  • Captain Sacheverel Darwin Wilmot (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies while serving in India at age 33. He is the son of the Reverend Darwin Wilmot.
  • Lieutenant John Vernon Campbell-Orde (Cameron Highlanders) dies at home. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Arthur J Campbell-Orde, the 4th
  • Lance Corporal Frederick John Staines (Royal Fusiliers) dies of wounds. His brother will die in the last week of the war.
  • Private Leo George Skidmore (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private George Herbert Easton MSM (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will die at home in November 1918.
  • Gunner Edwin Gladstone Latheron (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 30. He is a footballer for the Blackburn Rovers who helped them win the Football League title in both 1912 and 1914 while scoring 94 goals in more than 250 matches, who also earned two caps for England in 1913 and 1914.
  • Private Frank Adamson (Cheshire Regiment) is killed in Baghdad at age 22. His brother will be killed next June.
  • Private Hugo Campbell Bazell (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 38. His brother was killed last June.