Great War Lives Lost

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

16 February 1919 We Lost 319

Tatton Benvenuto Mark Sykes

Lieutenant Colonel ‘Sir’ Tatton Benvenuto Mark Sykes JP 6th Baronet (commanding 5th Yorkshire Regiment) dies during the influenza pandemic. He is a traveler, Conservative Party politician and has been the Member of Parliament for Central Hull since 1911 and is the son of the late ‘Sir’ Tatton Sykes and diplomatic adviser, particularly about matters respecting the Middle East. He is associated with the Sykes-Picot Agreement, drawn up while the war was in progress, regarding the apportionment of postwar spheres of interest in the Ottoman Empire to Britain, France and Russia. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Hull since 1911 and one of the inspirations for the character of Mr. Dryden (played by Claude Rains) in the film Lawrence of Arabia(1962).

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • A MP, Baronet and Justice of the Peace
  • A military chaplain
  • Multiple families that lost two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include

  • Lieutenant Colonel Gavin Laurie Wilson DSO MC (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies at age 24.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Sydney Rangeley Hewitt OBE (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at age 27.
  • Corporal Percy Harold Dimmock (Army Veterinary Corps) dies on active service at age 24. His younger brother will die on service in July of this year.
  • Private Daniel Burns Connell (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies of influenza at age 30. His brother has been killed in October 1916.
  • Rifleman Sydney Carpenter (Rifle Brigade) dies of influenza at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1914.

15 February 1919 We Lost 317

Today’s highlighted casualty

  • Chaplain the Reverend Robert Coleman Pope dies in Germany at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Gibbons Pope.

14 February 1919 We Lost 315

Gerald Oldroyd Cornock-Taylor

The Draft Covenant of the League of Nations is completed.

Today’s losses include:

  • The Deputy Director of Graves Registration
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The father of the 1st and last Viscount Whtielaw
  • Men who lost brothers in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Oldroyd Cornock-Taylor CBE (General List Deputy Director of Graves Registration and Secretary to the Imperial War Graves Commission) dies of pneumonia at age 34.
  • Captain Robert George Hyndman Caie (Royal Fusiliers) dies of pneumonia following a bout with influenza at age 39. He is the son of the Reverend George McIntosh.
  • Lieutenant William Alexander Whitelaw (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies on service at home at age 27. He is the father of the 1st and last Viscount Whtielaw KT CH MC PC DL Deputy Prime Minister and one-time Home Secretary under Margaret Thatcher and his two younger brothers both died during the Great War.
  • Sapper Duncan Henry McIntosh (Royal Engineers) dies of pneumonia after developing influenza at age 33. His brother died of wounds in May 1918.
  • Private James Melvin Taylor (Army Service Corps attached New Zealand Army Service Corps) dies on service in Germany at age 30. He is the last of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.

13 February 1919 We Lost 314

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Doris Mary Luker

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A woman whose brother will killed in September 1916

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Douglas Sacre Hodgson-Jones (Royal Engineers) dies at home at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend F Hodgson-Jones.
  • Chaplain James Baird dies on active service.
  • Worker Doris Mary Luker (Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliaray Corps) dies on service at age 21. Her brother was killed in September 1916.

12 February 1919 We Lost 295

Lieutenant Hugh John MacDonald MM (Manitoba Regiment) dies on service at age 23. He is the son of the Venerable Archdeacon Robert MacDonald.

11 February 1919 We Lost 285

Gunner Reginald Eggleton (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service at home at 22. His brother was killed in action in October 1917.

10 February 1919 We Lost 279

Today’s losses include:

  • An Irish International Rugby player
  • The commander of HMS Strongbow when it was sunk in 1917
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A man whose brother was killed in 1916

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major William John Beatty OBE (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies of pneumonia from wounds at age 29. He is an Irish International Rugby player.
  • Lieutenant Commander Edward Brooke (HMS Strongbow) who was in command during the sinking of his ship in 1917 dies of pneumonia.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Edward Williams Evans dies on service at age 67. He is the son of the late Archdeacon Evans, Canon of Bangor.
  • Private Robert Stewart (Highland Light Infantry) dies on service of pneumonia at age 21. His brother was killed in September 1916.

9 February 1919 We Lost 259

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Alfred Selwyn Basil Jones ((Canadian Railway Troops) dies in England at age 37. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Jones of Llanfair.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Albert Edward Bates (Australian Army Chaplains Department) dies on service at age 34.

8 February 1919 We Lost 257

Today’s losses include:

  • A man in the first group of 99 to be awarded the MC
  • A man killed in Murmansk, Russia
  • A man whose brother died on service in January 1916

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Gerald Orly Sloper (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in Murmansk at age 33. He was among the first 99 to be awarded the Military Cross.
  • Captain Alexander Lockhart Ogston (Royal Marines) dies on service at age 31. He is the son of Professor ‘Sir’ Alexander Ogston KCVO DL.
  • Rifleman Louis Joseph Weld-Blundell (London Regiment) dies at age 29 while serving in France. His brother died in January 1916 while serving in the Liverpool Regiment.

7 February 1919 We Lost 263