Saturday 7 September 1918 We Lost 687

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Master W Steel age 26 and his entire crew of eleven are killed when S S Ruysdael is sunk by a German submarine 228 miles west of Ushant while carrying coal to Taranto.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Wolverhampton Wanderers footballer
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Arthur Hamilton Young (Canadian Army Pay Corps attached 7th Brigade Headquarters Canadian Infantry Brigade) is killed. He is the son of Archdeacon Young.
  • Private John McCulloch (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Driver James Ingram (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 20. His brother was killed in July 1917.
  • Private Arthur Oldring (Alberta Regiment) is killed at age 46. He is the son of the Reverend George Wright Oldring.
  • Private Harold Ingram Davidson (Gordon Highlanders attached London Regiment) dies of wounds at age 20. His brother was killed in March 1916.
  • Private Arthur Ernest Scott MM (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will die the day the Armistice takes effect during the Great Influenza outbreak.
  • Private John Shelton (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 34. He is a footballer who played for the Wolverhampton Wanderers from 1907 to 1911 making 94 appearances scoring 17 goals and played in the 1908 FA Cup victory for the Wanderers. He later played for Port Vale making 139 appearances until conscripted in the summer of 1917.