Tuesday 10 September 1918 We Lost 721
Captain Allan Hepburn (Royal Air Force) and Second Lieutenant Horace George Eldon shoot down an enemy Fokker D VII north of Douai.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of an Admiral
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- The brother of a Victoria Cross winner
- A man whose brother-in-law was killed
- Multiple women who will lose a husband in the Great War and a son in the Second World War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Aylmer Louis Elliott Fleet (Royal Field Artillery) MC is killed in action at age 29. He is the son of Vice Admiral Henry L Fleet.
- Captain and Adjutant Charles Edward de la Bere (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed in action. He is the son of the Reverend John de la Bere.
- Second Lieutenant Frank Bidgood (London Regiment) is killed at age 25. He is the son of R Bidgood JP.
- Corporal Albert Cairns (Saskatchewan Regiment) dies of wounds at age 23. His brother will be killed in November performing acts that will win him the Victoria Cross.
- Private Arthur Graney (Sherwood Foresters) is killed in action at age 33 at Serona, Italy. His brother-in-law was killed in June 1917.
- Private Richard Pearson (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 35. His two brothers have already been killed in the Great War.
- Private Reginald Smith MM (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in August 1917.
- Private William Alfred Kerridge (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 30. His brother will die on service in March next year and they are sons of the Reverend Albert Alfred Edward Kerridge Rector of Hawksworth.
- Private Herbert Hermon Mordecai (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. His son will be killed in the Second World War.
- Private J W Bowron (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. His son will be killed in May 1940 at Dunkirk.
- Private Benjamin Morris Percy Williams (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) is killed at age 26. His son will be killed in the Second World War in May 1944.