Friday 12 July 1918 We Lost 315
Today’s losses include:
- A family that will lose three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major ‘Sir’ Archibald Leonard Lucas Lucas-Tooth (Honorable Artillery Company attached Royal Field Artillery) dies of pneumonia following influenza at a casualty clearing station aged 34. His two elder brothers have been previously killed in action leaving him to succeed his father as the 2nd
- Captain Douglas Ridley Clunes Gabell (Gloucestershire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed in Wiltshire and Lieutenant George Frederick Delmar-Williamson is also killed in the same accident at age 19. Gabell is the son of the Reverend Arthur Charles Gabell Rector of Swindon and Delmar-Williamson is the son of Frederick Delmar-Williamson a well known singer and song writer.
- Lieutenant Leslie Cyril Kendall Francis (Submarine L9, Royal Navy) drowns at sea at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend W B K Francis.