Friday 20 September 1918 We Lost 974
Lieutenant George Poole and Sergeant Charles Hill (Royal Air Force) shoot down two Fokker D VII’s, the first southeast of Capinghern, the second which they share the victory with Lieutenant Kenneth Conn and Lieutenant Walter Grant, along with Captain Edgar Johnston and Second Lieutenant Bruce Digby-Worsley, southeast of Quesnoy.
Today’s losses include:
- A General
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Brigadier General Arthur Richard Careless Sanders CMG DSO (50th Brigade, 17th Division) is killed in action at age 41. He is killed by machine gun fire while on the way back to brigade headquarters after visiting posts in Quentin Redoubt.
- Captain Archibald Ballantine Henderson Dunlop MC (Cambridgeshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 23. His brother was killed in November 1917.
- Lieutenant Arthur Gwynne Hughes-Davies MC (Royal Welsh Fusiliers attached Machine Gun Corps) dies on service in Palestine at age 36. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Hughes-Davies Vicar of Bettus Cedewain.
- Lieutenant Waldo Esmond Warne-Smith MC (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 23. His older brother has been killed in action in August 1916.
- Lieutenant Noel Groom (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in May 1917.
- Second Lieutenant John Eric Cox Guest (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 22 in Italy. He is the son of the Reverend Edward Albert Guest and is considered an architectural student with great promise.
- Private Cecil Fred Brook (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) dies of wounds at age 18. His only brother will die of his wounds at home in 1920.