Wednesday 14 November 1917 We Lost 474
The 75th Division captures Junction Station, cutting the Turkish rail link to Jerusalem. By the end of the next day, the British have captured Ramleh and Ludd on the railway line north, and have advanced east to Latron opening the way for an advance into the Judean Hills to Jerusalem.
Today’s losses include:
- A General
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
Today’s highlighted casualties include
- Brigadier General Orlando George Gunning CMG DSO (commanding 36th Brigade, 36th Sikhs) dies in South Africa at age 50. He served in the Miranzai Expedition in 1891, Dongola 1896, Northwest Frontier 1897-8 and Malakand and in Mesopotamia earlier in the war.
- Captain Leonard John Bates (Tanks Corps) is accidentally killed during disembarkation at Dublin. His brother died of wounds in March 1916.
- Captain Aubrey Lloyd St Clair Thomson MC (Liverpool Regiment) dies of wounds at home. His brother died of wounds in May of this year.
- Lieutenant Charles Crowther Hart (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment attached King’s African Rifles) dies in East Africa. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick Hart Rector of Kimberley South Africa.
- Lieutenant Benjamin Wynford Philipps (Royal Garrison Artillery attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at Doncaster at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend D Philipps.
- Second Lieutenant Christopher Charles Morse (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 18. He is the son of ‘Sir’ George Henry Morse.
- Corporal William Glenister (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at Passchendaele at age 23. His brother was killed last June.
- Corporal Charles Francis Harrison (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in August 1916.
- Private Leonard Lee (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the middle of three brothers who are killed.
- Private Alexander Polson (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 28. His son will be killed serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War.