Saturday 16 March 1918 We Lost 275

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Edward Kerr Anderson

Today’s losses include:

  • A 5-victory ace
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The brother of a Victoria Cross winner
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man who has three brothers who will also be killed in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Edward Kerr Anderson (Highland Light Infantry attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed in England at age 21. He has three brothers who will also die in the Great War, one of which will be awarded the Victoria Cross.
  • Captain Christopher Francis Aden Ley (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed in England at age 24. His brother was killed in November 1914 and they are sons of ‘Sir’ Francis Ley the 1st
  • Lieutenant Llewelyn Crichton Davies MC (Royal Flying Corps) dies of wounds at age 19. He is a 5-victory ace.
  • Lieutenant Richard Thomas Folliott Scott (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Richard Curtis Scott and has a brother who was killed in April 1917.
  • Second Lieutenant Kenneth John Knaggs (Warwickshire Regiment attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Samuel William Knaggs KCMG.