Famous Deaths in July 1917

  • Jul 2 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), dies at 64
  • Jul 4 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84
  • Jul 8 Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877)
  • Jul 12 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp merchant/forger, dies
  • Jul 14 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (b. 1887)
  • Jul 16 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, Ger composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • Jul 21 Christopher J Forster, British RAF-pilot/capt, dies in battle
  • Jul 27 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 Charlie Finlason, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies
  • Jul 31 Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (b. 1881)
  • Jul 31 Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (b. 1887)