Great War Lives Lost

We died 100 years ago in the War to end all War

24 March 1919 We Lost 116

23 March 1919 We Lost 122

Major Henry Hunter Griffith (Australian Army Medical Corps) dies on service in England at age 31. His brother was killed in August 1916.

22 March 1919 We Lost 102

21 March 1919 We Lost 103

Lieutenant Raymond De Dibon Richardson DSC (HMS President) dies of spotted fever at age 21.  He is the son of the late ‘Sir’ Thomas Richardson and is one of five of his sons who lost their lives in the Great War.

20 March 1919 We Lost 129

Today’s losses include:

  • Two sons of members of the clergy
  • A family that will lose three sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Paul Amie Bourdillon (Royal Engineers) dies on service in Tehran at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend F W Bourdillon who has previously lost two other sons in the war.
  • Sub Lieutenant Denys Ernest Puttock (HMS Valorour) dies of illness at age 23. He is the son of the late Reverend E H Puttock.

19 March 1919 We Lost 144

Today’s losses include:

  • A Military Chaplain
  • A man whose brother was killed in March 1915

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major and Chaplain 4th Class Charles William Wykeham dies on service in Germany at age 41.
  • Captain Rowland Noel Barran (Life Guards) dies on service at home at age 31. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Rowland Barran
  • Private Henry James Trafford (Oxford and Bucks Liht Infantry) dies on service at age 38. His brother was killed in March 1915.

18 March 1919 We Lost 136

British troops are involved in the suppression of riots and public demonstrations seeking Egyptian independence. Eight unarmed men aboard a train traveling south of Cairo are set upon by successive mobs waiting at each station. Attempts are made by the men to get off the train after the driver abandons it but eventually they are all beaten or stabbed to death. One of the eight is Major Cecil Jarvis DSO MC (Deccan Horse) who is the last of five brothers to lose their lives in the Great War.

                                                              Today’s losses include:

  • Families that will lose two and five sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Albert Roland Kerridge (Norfolk Regiment) dies on service at agae 22. His brother was killed in September 1918 and they are sons of the Reverend Albert Alfred Edward Kerridge Rector of Hawksworth.

17 March 1919 We Lost 122

Today’s losses include:

  • A man killed in North Russia
  • A family that will lose four sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Francis Mortimer Taylor MC (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed in action in North Russia. He is the son of ‘Sir’ John J Taylor KCB.
  • Lance Corporal Philip John Hartnett (Canterbury Regiment) dies at home at age 30. His three brothers, Cyril, Dennis and John all were killed during the Great War.

16 March 1919 We Lost 120

Five Boys of the Royal Australian Naval Training ship Tingira drown.  Herbert Edgar Bamford, Leslie William Henry Earl, Charles William Fellows, John Eden McPherson and George William Page are all either 16 or 17 years old.

15 March 1919 We Lost 135

While some Turkish prisoners of war are bathing at Beirut, Lebanon under the guard of British soldiers, one of them gets into difficulties.  Two members of the escort go to his assistance but fail to rescue him.  On hearing of the man’s danger Trumpeter Mangal Sain (Indian Lancers) at once swims out through the surf and eventually with great difficulty brings him to shore.  Shortly afterwards two British soldiers who are bathing are seen to have been caught in a current and to be in danger of drowning and Mangal Sain, although still exhausted from his rescue of the first man again swims out to the assistance of the two others.  He succeeds in bringing one man ashore and then immediately starts without hesitation to the rescue of the other soldier.  He is, however, called back, as it is seen that the man has drifted so far out that it is impossible to save him.  Both men who are rescued are in the last state of collapse and inevitabley would have drowned had it not been for the gallantry displayed by Mangal Sain who incurred great risk in rendering the services, owing to the violent surf and dangerous currents beyond.  For his efforts Mangal Sain will be awarded the Albert Medal.

                                                              Today’s losses include:

  • A retired Admiral whose son was killed in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Two families that will lose two sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Admiral (ret) Herbert Lyon CB (Royal Navy) dies of illness. His son was killed commanding the destroyer HMS Marmion when it was in a collision in October 1917.
  • Captain John Severn Fuller (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in Hong Kong at age 23. He is the son of the Richard Henry Fuller Rector of Emmanuel Loughborough.
  • Driver A Bosher (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service at age 35. His brother was killed in September 1915.
  • Private Leon N Chaloner (Motor Transport Army Service Corps) dies of malaria at age 28. His brother was killed in August 1916.