Major Arthur W Keen takes command of 40th squadron.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of the Governor of South Australia
- A man whose son will be born after his death
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Herbert Musgrave DSO (attached Staff II Royal Engineers), son of the late ‘Sir’ Anthony Musgrave GCMG, the Governor of South Australia is killed while on a patrol behind German lines by a rifle grenade at age 42. He was one of the first 11 pilots in the Royal Flying Corps in 1912 having served in the South Africa War from 1899-1902. His son will be born after his death.
- Captain William Fielding McIsaac (Canadian Army Medical Corps) dies of wounds received 19th May at age 24. He is the son of the Honorable C F McIsaac.
- Corporal Ernest Cecil Foss (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 33. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
- Private Albert Edward Carpenter (Labour Corps) dies as a prisoner of war at age 32. His brother was killed in March 1917.
- Private George Enoch James (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies on service at home at age 24. His brother was killed ten weeks ago.