Sunday 2 June 1918 We Lost 436
Captain Allan Hepburn and Sergeant Thomas Proctor achieve their second victory when an Albatros goes down under their guns near Middelkerke-Ostend.
Today’s losses include:
- A 10-victory ace
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A Military Chaplain
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Pruett Mullens Dennett (Royal Air Force) is killed at age 19. He is a 10 victory ace.
- Second Lieutenant (Acting Captain) William Robert Sargent Wilberforce MC (King’s Royal Rifle Corps attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed while flying at Upavon. He is the son of the late Bishop of Chichester.
- Second Lieutenant Frederick Banks (Essex Regiment attached Royal Air Force) dies of injuries received 30th May in an accident at home at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend George Banks.
- Chaplain ‘the Reverend’ Donald Fraser is killed in action at age 42. He is a Baptist minister.
- 2nd Corporal Charles Stevens (Royal Engineers attached Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 26. His brother will die during the influenza outbreak at home in November 1918.
- Gunner Herbert Sidney Kelly (Royal Field Artillery) dies at home at age 20. His brother will be killed in October 1918.