Monday 17 June 1918 We Lost 372
While bombing an important railway station in Cambrai, the formation of DH9s that Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Frederick Andrew Laughlin is the leader, is attacked by about twenty enemy scouts. In the engagement that ensues two enemy airplanes are destroyed and a third driven down out of control.
Captain Roger Armedee Del’Haye scores his first victory shooting down a Fokker DRI near Lens. Major Edward Corringham Mannock attacks a Halberstadt machine near Armentieres and destroys it from a height of 8,000 feet.
HMHS Landovery Castle arrives in Halifax with six hundred forty-four military patients.
Today’s losses include:
- A son of His Majesties Consul at Brest
- The son of a General
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Robert Vaughan Kestell-Cornish MC (Dorsetshire Regiment attached Staff) dies of wounds received in action at age 22. He is the son of His Majesties Consul at Brest, France.
- Captain Maurice Desmond Quill (Royal Marine Artillery) dies of injuries received in a riding accident while on parade at age 22. He is the son of Major General R H Quill.
- Captain Archibald Allan MC (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) dies of wounds received in Italy at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend James Allan.
- Lieutenant Joseph Arthur Holdsworth MC (Lancashire Regiment) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war in Germany at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend J Forster Holdsworth.
- Lance Corporal Henry Wooller (Sussex Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in June 1916.
- Private John McMillan (Black Watch) dies of wounds received in action in Egypt at age 22. His brother was killed in September 1917.
- Private George Sutherland (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend George Sutherland.