Wednesday 13 March 1918 We Lost 319

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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.