Friday 17 May 1918 We Lost 397

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Captain Allan Hepburn and his observer Second Lieutenant G W Lambert shoot down an Albatros DV east of Middelkerke.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose brother was killed last June
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The great grandson of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Eric Percy Johnstone Touche (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed flying at age 21. He is the great grandson of the Reverend John Edward Touche.
  • Corporal Maurice Given MM (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend James Given Vicar of Chapel en le Frith.
  • Private Benjamin Clarence Strong (East Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His brother was killed in July 1917.