Major Richard Hugh McGillycuddy MC (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service in England at age 34. He is the son of “The McGillycuddy of The Reeks” a member of Irish nobility and active member of the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains
Today’s losses include:
- The son of “The McGillycuddy of The Reeks”
- A Military Chaplain
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man whose first cousin will die as a Prisoner of War in August 1943
- An Australian Rules footballer
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Roger Dawson Duffield Brownson (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies of pneumonia in India following gas wounds at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend F Brownson.
- Lieutenant John Fraser Follit (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Indian Lancers) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in August 1916.
- Chaplain C W Hodder dies on service at home.
- Private Arthur Edward Green (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) is killed by shell fire at age 19. His older brother was killed in January of last year.
- Private Joe Ward (Durham Light Infantry) dies at home of wounds received in action at age 26. His brother died of tuberculosis in February 1918.
- Gunner Albert Trower (Royal Marine Artillery) dies of pneumonia at age 32. His brother was killed in November 1916.
- Private Leslie James Lochlan Cubbins (Australian Infantry) is killed. His brother died of illness in August 1918.
- Driver Harry Revitt (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in India at age 28. His brother was killed in September 1916.
- Private Sidney Addley (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed. His 1st cousin will die of cholera as a Royal Air Force prisoner of war in August 1943.
- Private William Newlands (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in May 1915.
- Private Samuel Cleland Campbell (Australian Reinforcements) dies of influenza and pneumonia en-route to England at Freetown Sierra Leone. In 1910 he played for Collingwood in the Victoria Football League and his cousin will die on service.
- Private John Lovery (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed in September of last year.