Thursday 1 August 1918 We Lost 691

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Haddo Reginald Drummond-Fraser

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A direct descendant of an ally of Robert the Bruce
  • A Rhodes scholar
  • A schoolmaster and artist
  • A man who dies on his wedding day

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Leslie Barlow DSO (West Yorkshire Regiment commanding 1st/5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed.
  • Major Augustine George Richard Whitehouse MC (Herefordshire Regiment) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend George Whitehouse Vicar of Sellack.
  • Captain Haddo Reginald Drummond-Fraser (Cheshire Regiment attached Herefordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. He is the second son of ‘Sir’ Drummond and Lady Drummond-Fraser to be killed in the Great War.
  • Captain John Champain Tanner (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed while instructing at home at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Maurice Tanner Rector of Eversley.
  • Lieutenant Findlay Macfadyen Ross MC (Royal Scots) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the late Reverend John Ross DD, Missionary U F Church, Manchuria.
  • Lieutenant George Frederick Glaister (Tank Corps) is killed in action at age 28. He is a direct descendant of ‘Sir’ Richard de Glasserith who fought under Bruce in the 13th Century and he rowed crew for Cambridge.
  • Lieutenant George Gordon Carmichael (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed at age 22. He is the son of Robert Carmichael JP.
  • Lieutenant the Reverend Frank W Saunders (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 37. He is the Minister of the Parish of Anworth.
  • Second Lieutenant Henry Stokes Richards (Essex Regiment attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed while instructing at home at age 24. He was the first Rhodes Scholar at Canterbury College New Zealand and the fourth New Zealand Rhodes scholar to lose his life in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Gerard Croft Hoare (Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds received in action at home at age 19. He is the son of Captain Geoffrey de M G Hoare JP.
  • Second Lieutenant James Crosby Jackson (Royal Scots) is killed at age 23. He is the son of Reverend George Walker Jackson.
  • Private James McIntosh (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed in action at age 25. One brother was killed in action in July 1917 another will be killed as a miner in the Auchengeich Pit disaster on 17th September 1959, while their brother in law will be killed one week after James.
  • Private Frederick Owen Werndly (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 23. His brother will be killed next month.
  • Private Cyril Cuthbert Agar (West Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds received in action as a prisoner of war at age 19. His brother was killed in action in October 1917.
  • Private Alfred Edmund Watson (Yorkshire Regiment) dies while a prisoner of war at age 32. He is a schoolmaster and artist.
  • Air Mechanic 2nd class David Jones (Royal Air Force) dies at home on his wedding day.