Tuesday 9 July 1918 We Lost 326

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James Thomas Byford McCudden VC

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.