Tuesday 9 July 1918 We Lost 326
Major James Thomas Byford McCudden VC (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at age 23 when his aircraft stalls after takeoff and crashes. He is a fifty-seven-victory ace and has a brother who is killed in the Great War also after becoming a fighter ace and a second killed in training.
Today’s losses include:
- A 57-victory ace
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- A Military Chaplain
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain William Guthrie Salmond (Wellington Infantry) is killed at age 26. He is the son of ‘Sir’ John Salmond.
- Second Lieutenant Horace Edgar Kingsmill Bray (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at home at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Horace Bray, Rector of Thamesford, Ontario.
- Second Lieutenant Eric Cross Arnold Runnels-Moss (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Runnels-Moss, Vicar of Ladywood, Birmingham who lost another son in December 1917.
- Chaplain “the Reverend” Arthur Percival Hatfield dies on active service in Mesopotamia. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Hatfield.