Sunday 25 November 1917 We Lost 780
Temporary Lieutenant Arthur Christopher Paul Mackworth (Rifle Brigade attached MI5) dies at home at age 31. His brother was killed in November 1914 and they are sons of ‘Sir’ Arthur William Mackworth 6th Baronet. A third brother was killed serving in the West Surrey Regiment at Ladysmith in January 1900.
Today’s losses include:
- A son of a Baronet
- Multiples families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man whose brother was killed in the South Africa War
- The Captain of the Devon County hockey team
- A man whose brother will be killed in the blitz in 1940 after serving in the Great War
- A descendant of a Peninsular War veteran
- The son of the Lancashire Constabulary
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Harry Archer DSO (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 28. He is the sometime Captain of the Devon County hockey team.
- Gunner Frederick G Potten (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed in action. His brother Arthur Edward will serve in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the Great War and will survive. He will then be killed in a German air raid on Folkestone on the 5th October 1940.
- Private Edward J Sutherland (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds received in action at Cambrai. His brother was killed in action in October 1916.
- Private William Hill (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 25. His brother was killed six weeks earlier.
- Private John K Smith (Scots Guards) is killed at age 29. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
- Trooper John Dennis Jenkinson (Lancers) dies of wounds at age 19 at the 61st Field Ambulance. He is a direct descendant of a soldier who served in the Peninsular War and the son of the Superintendent of the Lancashire Constabulary.
- Private Arnold L Lilley (Highland Light Infantry) is killed at age 27. His son will be killed in May 1944.