Sunday 4 November 1917 We Lost 569
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- A man whose brother died on service in 1905
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A Military Chaplain
- The father of the first woman poet to win the National Eisteddfod’s Crown twice
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major George Henry Wilson MC (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 27. His eldest brother died on service in 1905 in India, his youngest brother was killed in action in November 1916 while another brother was killed in May of this year. He is also the son-in-law of ‘Sir’ Ellis Cunliffe.
- Lieutenant Commander Harry Lees Dacre Craven (HMS Glory) dies at sea at age 34. He is the son of the late Reverend Dacre Craven.
- Lieutenant Ronald George Black (HMS Tyrant) is lost overboard at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Black.
- Second Lieutenant Frederick Haughton Haden (Rifle Brigade attached Trench Mortar Battery) is killed in action. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick Willaim Haden Rector of Hule.
- Chaplain the Reverend Armar Edward Acton (attached Border Regiment) dies of wounds received at age 28.
- Private Benjamin Phillips (Welsh Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the father of Eluned Phillips, the only woman poet to have won the National Eisteddfod’s Crown twice.