Saturday 3 November 1917 We Lost 772
British planes observe Turkish reinforcements toward the heights of Khuweilfe, and the 53rd and 55th Divisions reach the position before the Turks, and some units are hit by their own British artillery.
The submarine C15 (Lieutenant E Dolphin) torpedoes and sinks the German submarine UC-65 off Dartmouth. The hired drifter Deliverer (Skipper William Sutherland RNR) disappears outside Dublin Bay and is presumed to have been sunk by a submarine. Her crew of 10 is lost.
Today’s losses include:
- A Military Chaplain
- The son of a Victoria Cross winner
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Chaplain the Reverend R A Stewart dies on service.
- Captain Percy Jones DCM (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Watson’s Horse) dies in Mesopotamia at age 48. He is the son of Lieutenant Colonel A S Jones VC and served in the South African Campaign as a Corporal in Lumsden’s Horse.
- Lieutenant Percy Louis Barbert (Eastern Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend F Louis Barber.
- Lance Corporal Ernest Greenwood (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 17 exactly three years to the day his older brother was killed.
- Private Francis Edwin Fayle (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 37. His brother was killed last November.
- Gunner George Arthur Keith Buskin (Australian Field Artillery) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed in September 1915.