Thursday 9 May 1918 We Lost 500
Following up a five-victory day two days prior, Alfred Clayburn Atkey and his observer Charles George Gass (Royal Air Force) again shoot down five more enemy aircraft today.
Today’s losses include:
- A man whose brother was killed earlier in the Great War
- The son of a Baronet
- The grandson of a former Member of Parliament
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- A 5-victory ace
- A Naval Chaplain
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major W K H Campbell (Indian Pioneers) dies on service at age 45 at home. His brother was killed in September 1915.
- Captain Christopher York Pease (Yorkshire Hussars attached West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 32. He is the younger son of ‘Sir’ Alfred Pease, Baronet and grandson of the late ‘Sir’ R N Fowler Member of Parliament.
- Captain Henry Aldwin Guildford Sprigg (Hampshire Regiment) is killed in Palestine at age 38. He is the son of the Reverend Herbert Guildford Sprigg Rector of Emsworth and Rural Dean of Havant.
- Captain Charles Roger Lupton DFC (Royal Air Force) is killed at gae 20. He is a five victory ace.
- Second Lieutenant Kenneth William Allan Duncan (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend George Allan Duncan Vicar of Weston Point.
- Chaplain William Lewis Ford (HMS Suffolk) is accidentally shot to death in Vladavostock.