Great War Lives Lost

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

Sons and a daughter of Dukes lost in the Great War

Roderick Algernon Antony de Stacpoole

  • Robert Andrew and Roderick Algernon Antony de Stacpoole two sons of the 4th Duke de Stacpoole
  • Arthur John Hamilton son and Alexandra Phyllis Hamilton daughter of the 2nd Duke of Abercorn
  • Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox (Lord Settrington) son of the 8th Duke of Richmond
  • William Henry Alfred FitzRoy (Viscount Ipswich) son of the 8th Duke of Grafton
  • Charles Gordon Lennox son of the 7th Duke of Richmond
  • Robert William Orlando Manners son of the 7th Duke of Rutland
  • Desmond Fitzgerald son of the 5th Duke of Leinster
  • Hugh William Grosvenor son of the 1st Duke of Westminster

Monday 27 August 1917 We Lost 1,002

James Duncan Robertson

British forces attack enemy positions east and southeast of Langemarck and advance their line on a front of over 2,000 yards astride the St Julien-Poelcapelle Road.

Brigadier General Malcolm Peake CMG, Commanding Royal Artillery is killed in action at age 52.  While on a reconnaissance on Hill 70 Loos he and his staff officer Major Derrick le Poer Trench are killed by an enemy shell.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Brigadier General
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A member of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A member of the Penarth Rugby Club

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain John Leslie Derrick (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend John George Derrick.
  • Lieutenant Gerald C N Cooke (Alberta Regiment) is accidentally killed in England. His brother was killed last year.
  • Lieutenant Richard Cuthbert Lodge (Royal Scots) is killed at age 23. He is the son of Professor ‘Sir’ Richard Lodge.
  • Lieutenant the Reverend James Duncan Robertson MC (Gordon Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 31.
  • Second Lieutenant Cecil Francis Hamilton-Cox (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother will be killed in less than two months.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Michael Patrick Gordon DD (attached XV Corps) dies of wounds received yesterday at age 34.
  • Lance Corporal John James Page (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. His brother will die in November 1918.
  • Private Ernest Alfred Frazer (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) is killed by a sniper at age 21. His older brother will be killed in September 1918.
  • Private William Jacob Parkyn (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother was wounded and taken prisoner in March 1918 and released in January 1919. He will die as a result of his imprisonment in August 1920.
  • Private James Dockerill (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private Arthur Ernest Bloxsome (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother died of illness earlier this month on Salonika.
  • Private John Patrick Driscoll (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 33. His brother was killed in September 1915.
  • Private Frederick Morgan Aubrey (Welsh Regiment) is killed. He is a member of the Penarth Rugby Club.
  • Private Arthur Allsop (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed. His brother will die on service in March 1919.