Sunday 14 July 1918 We Lost 454
The Turks are defeated at passages of Jordan and on Abu Tellul ridges, 510 prisoners being taken. The officer commanding 34th Poona Horse placed on record the conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Arthur Francis Dickson and his troop in charging across the open under heavy shell fire into the Turkish position. Lieutenant Dickson is killed in the action at age 27.
Captain Edward Corringham Mannock attacks and crashes a Fokker from 7,000 feet near Merville. He also brings down a two-seater damaged.
.Today’s losses include:
- The son of a Baronet
- The former Naval Attache to Rome
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons of members of the clergy
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Adolhus Huddlestone Williamson CMG MVO (Royal Navy, late in command HMS Canada) dies at home at age 49. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Hedworth Williamson the Baronet and was the Naval Attaché in Rome from 1908-1910.
- Lieutenant Francis Henry Tower Gray (General List attached Army Service Corps, Intelligence Corps) drowns at home attempting to save a friend at age 37. He is the son of the Reverend William A Gray.
- Lieutenant Geoffrey Riddell Goody (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 28. His brother was killed in November 1916 and they are sons of the Reverend Charles James Goody.
- Second Lieutenant Ronald Henry Culshaw (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend George Harold Culshaw (Rector of Iver Heath, Bucks).
- Private Arthur Edward Payne (Sherwood Foresters) is killed. His brother was killed in March 1917.
- Boy 2nd Class John Percy Wood (HMS Powerful) dies on service at home at age 18. His brother was killed in April 1916.
- Private William Percival Ford (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 19. His brother died of wounds last April.