Friday 26 July 1918 We Lost 419
Lieutenant Arthur Eyguem Jarvis (Royal Air Force) engages and shoots down an enemy machine that is seen to crash. Later during the day he attacks a hostile two-seater and forces it to land near our lines, both occupants being taken prisoner. Lieutenant Robert Reginald Richardson is summoned by another pilot at 14:10 to assist in the attack on a submarine. He drops one bomb from five hundred feet head of the previous bombing (to allow for movement of the submarine) and another from seven hundred feet, three minutes later. Ships come up to search and depth charge while he returns to back to replenish his bomb supply.
Major Edward Corringham ‘Mick” Mannock VC (Royal Air Force) who will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross after the end of the Great War is killed in action after selflessly sharing his 61st victory with newcomer Donald Inglis when he is shot down in flames by machine gun fire from the ground. He is killed at age 31. The newcomer Inglis is also shot down by ground fire but survives.
Today’s losses include:
- A Victoria Cross winner
- An 1912 Olympic Gold medal winner in the 4X100 meter relay team, who was also the President of the Cambridge Athletic Club and the 100 yard champion of England and Scotland
- The son of a member of the clergy
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Henry Maitland MacIntosh (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies of wounds received in action at age 26. He was a member of the Gold medal winning 4X100-meter relay team in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, a Cambridge “Blue” and President of the Cambridge Athletic Club. He was also the 100 yard champion of Scotland and England and won the open championships of Vienna and Budapest. He is the son of Reverend Doctor MacIntosh.
- Bombardier John Duncan Doherty (Canadian Field Artillery) is killed in the premature explosion of one of his guns. He is the son of the Reverend Albert Edward Doherty.