Wednesday 18 November 1914 – We Lost 220

Football is still being played in Britain and Nottingham Forest and Arsenal tie a 1 goal each.

 Today’s losses include:

  •  Son of a General
  • Great Grandson of a General
  • Nephew of a General
  • Great Grandson of an Admiral
  • Son of clergy
  • Grandson of clergy
  • Son of a Justice of the Peace
  • Grandson of a Baronet
  • Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club
  • Member of the Bedfordshire Constabulary
  • Families that will lose one of two sons lost in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Lieutenant Hervey Robert Charles Tudway (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds received nine days earlier at age 26. He is the son of Charles Clement Tudway JP DL and the grandson of ‘Sir’ Frederick Hervey Bathurst 3rd Baronet and is related to the 1st Earl of Bristol who lost an arm at Waterloo. He is also a member of the I Zingari and MCC.

  •  Major George Baillie (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 43. He is a South African War veteran and nephew of Major General John Baillie.
  • Captain John Drysdale Tullis (Scots Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 33 received one week earlier. His younger brother will be killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Lieutenant James Crosbie Caulfield (Manchester Regiment) is killed by a shell at age 22. He is the youngest son of Brigadier General James E Caulfield (Commanding 8th Reserve Infantry Brigade).
  • Second Lieutenant Reginald Connor Phillips Wilder (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 19 by a sniper. He is the son of the Reverend William Burnard Chichester Wilder Rector of Great Bradley, great grandson of Lieutenant General ‘Sir” Francis Wilder and Admiral ‘Sir’ John Marshall and grandson of the Reverend John McMahon Wilder.
  • Sergeant Edmund Wressell Kirk (Irish Guards) dies of wounds at age 27. He is a member of the Bedfordshire Constabulary.
  • Lance Corporal Arthur George Beatwell (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother will be lost on HMS Invincible at Jutland.