Great War Lives Lost

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

Olympic Gold Medal winners

England 1908 Gold Medal Field Hockey team

  • Ronald Harcourt Sanderson – Rowing
  • Arthur Garton – Rowing
  • Gilchrist Stanley MacLagan – Rowing
  • Duncan MacKinnon – Rowing
  • Frederick Septimus Kelly – Rowing
  • Alister Graham Kirby –Rowing
  • Wyndham Halswelle – Track and Field
  • John Robert Somers-Smith – Rowing
  • Henry Maitland MacIntosh – Track and Field
  • Cecil Patrick Healy – Swimming (member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame)
  • Reginald George Pridmore – Field Hockey
  • Joseph Dines – Football
  • John Yate Robinson – Field Hockey
  • Isaac Bentham – Water Polo
  • Herbert Haydon Wilson – Polo

Wednesday 13 March 1918 We Lost 319

Reginald George Pridmore

Today’s losses include:

  • An Olympic Gold Medal winning field hockey player
  • A Warwick and Hertford cricketer
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Reginald George Pridmore MC (Royal Field Artillery) is killed near Piave River at age 31. He is a former field hockey player on the gold medal winning England team in the 1908 Olympics. He is also a first class cricketer as a right-handed batsman for Warwickshire and minor county cricket for Hertfordshire.  The inscription placed upon his wooden cross read “A most gallant sportsman and comrade”.
  • Second Lieutenant John James Roy (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in February 1917.
  • Sergeant and observer Herbert Gostling (Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 26. His brother died of wounds in November 1916.