Friday 26 October 1917 We Lost 3,756

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Hugh Gordon Langton

British and French armies launch new attacks on the Ypres battle front. Main operations are carried out by British and Canadian regiments north of the Ypres-Roulers railway and Canadian battalions establish themselves on rising ground south of Passchendaele.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A member of the clergy
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A Devon County footballer
  • The son of an Admiral
  • A man whose brother will be killed in April 1941 commanding HMS Torrent
  • A man whose brother-in-law is killed
  • A man killed on his brother’s birthday who will be killed in four days
  • A man whose twin will be killed next year
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Member of Parliament
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple men who will have sons killed in World War II
  • A partner in the brewing company Hickman & Pullen
  • A staff member on the Toronto Globe
  • A brilliant violinist

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Percy William Beresford DSO (commanding 2nd/3rd Royal Fusiliers) dies of wounds received by a shell burst at age 42. He is an Assistant Priest of St Mary’s Church, Westerham, Kent and Founder of the Westerham and Chipstead Cadet Corps. His father is the Reverend Beresford Frank Gilbert.
  • Captain Norman Hacker (Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is a well-known Devon County Rugby footballer.
  • Captain Francis Methuen Noel (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 28. He is the son of the late Admiral Francis Charles Methuen Noel and his brother will be killed in command of HMS Torrent April 1941.
  • Captain Alan Brodie Hoare (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 35 leading his company into action at Poelcapelle. He is the son of Edward Brodie Hoare MP.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Noel Buckingham (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of Prebendary Frederick Finney Buckingham Parish Priest of Doddiscombsleigh.
  • Lieutenant Richard Standeford Pullen (South Staffordshire Regiment) a partner in the brewing firm of Messrs Hickman and Pullen is killed in action.
  • Lieutenant Jaffray Eaton (Canadian Mounted Rifles) is killed at Passchendaele at age 31. He is on the staff of the Toronto Globe.
  • Lieutenant Francis William Stuart Teggart (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 27. His twin brother will be killed in July 1918.
  • Second Lieutenant Hugh Gordon Langton (London Regiment) a brilliant violinist age 32 is killed in action. The personal inscription on his headstone consists of a piece of music and he studied under the best teachers in Europe.
  • Second Lieutenant Maurice Seymour-Isaacs (Border Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Hubert Seymour-Isaacs.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Patrick Looby (attached Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 28.
  • Sergeant E M Rochester (Canadian Field Artillery) is killed in action at Passchendaele at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend W M Rochester DD.
  • Sergeant Robert George Godfrey Faulkner (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother will die of wounds in August 1918.
  • Lance Corporal George William Andrews (West Surrey Regiment) dies of wounds at age 21. His brother will be killed next March.
  • Private Harold Wilfred Coxsell (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. His brother was killed in September 1915.
  • Private Charles Jones Johnson (South African Infantry) is killed in action. His brother in law will be killed in July 1918.
  • Private Charlie Payne (Northumberland Fusiliers) is the final of three brothers who are all killed within a thirty-day period. He dies at age 33.
  • Private Percy Archibald Negus (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Private Frederick Arthur Anthony (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed. His brother died at home from the effects of war service in February 1916.
  • Private Andrew Woodcock (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in April.
  • Private Harry Bertrand Sample (Alberta Regiment) is killed in action at age 20 during an enemy artillery barrage during the Battle of Passchendaele. Today is his brother’s birthday and his brother will be killed in four days under similar circumstances.
  • Private Alfred James Elsden (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in July 1918.
  • Private Herbert James Bates (Manitoba Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother died of wounds December 1914.
  • Private Wilfred Hiram Mills (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed in action. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Private Henry James Huxtable (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 36. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Private William Arthur Innocens Blandford (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend William Mohne Blandford Vicar of Sutton.
  • Private Hubert John Wallis (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 30. He is the son of Dr. Fredric Michael Wallis JP.
  • Private Charles Henry Silver (Royal Marine Light Infantry) is killed at age 40. His son will be killed in June 1940 at Dunkirk.
  • Private John Ervine Bourns (Saskatchewan Regiment) is killed at age 34. His son will be killed in the Second World War.
  • Private Samuel Hoole (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in September 1916.