Tuesday 26 March 1918 We Lost 2,062
The armed merchant ship Lady Cory Wright is torpedoed and sunk fourteen miles south southwest from Lizard. Thirty-nine including her master are killed.
HMS P-51 depth charges and sinks the German submarine U-61 in the St George’s Channel.
The Doullens Agreement gives General Foch “coordinating authority” over the Western Front.
Germans forces heavily attack south of the Somme and take Roye and Chaulnes. New attacks are also launched in the neighborhood of Chaulnes.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple sons of Generals
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
- Multiple families that will lose two, three and five sons in the Great War
- A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
- The Assistant Librarian of the National Library of Waltes
- A man whose sister’s husband was killed in the 1916
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Dunbar Walker (Royal Engineers attached 24th Division HQ) is killed in action at age 38. His brother was killed in 1915 in Kenya. They are sons of a Major General Walker.
- Captain Herbert Temple Lukyn-Williams (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Sherwood Foresters) dies of wounds received at Mericourt-sur-Somme at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Arthur Lukyn-Williams.
- Captain George Waller Vesey MC (Royal Irish Fusiliers) is killed at age 34. He is the son of G Lendrum Vesey JP DL.
- Captain Samuel James Paget (General List) Brigade Major 149th Infantry Brigade 50th Division is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the Right Reverend Henry Luke Paget DD the Bishop of Chester.
- Captain Leonard Sheridan (Dublin Fusiliers) is killed. His brother was killed in March two years ago.
- Captain George Fleetwood Thuillier MC (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at action at St Christ at age 21. He is the son of Major General Henry F Thuillier CB CMG.
- Lieutenant Archibald Thurston Thomas Lindsay (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 20. His first brother was killed last June and a second will be killed in five days.
- Second Lieutenant Frank Boyson (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 20. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
- Second Lieutenant Evelyn Denison (Sherwood Foresters) is killed in action at age 39. He is the son of Captain William Evelyn Denison JP DL.
- Second Lieutenant Percy Harold Green (Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed last August.
- Second Lieutenant Lionel Henry Liptrap Carver (Irish Guards) is killed in action. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Jonathan Carver Rector of Melbury Abbas.
- Sergeant Alexander Cranston (Royal Engineers) is killed in action becoming the fourth of five brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War. He is 39 years old.
- Sergeant Stuart Wright Goldsworthy (Hussars) is killed in action. His son will be killed in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in Singapore in August 1945.
- Sergeant Joseph Herbert Stott (Machine Gun Corps) is killed. His brother was killed in July 1917.
- Lance Corporal George Audenby Lee (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed next month.
- Private James Adamson (Cameron Highlanders) dies of wounds. His brother was killed in May 1915.
- Private Edward Hugh Evans (Cheshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. He is the Assistant Librarian at the National Library of Wales.
- Private Leonard Wiseman (Sussex Regiment) is killed in action at age 19 on the Somme. His sister’s husband Philip Beckley was killed in September 1916.
- Private Donovan Edward Stallan (Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds and shell shock at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Stallan.
- Private William Ewart Skinner (Lancashire Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 21. His brother will be killed in May 1918.
- Private Gerald Adrian Disney Jones (West Surrey Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend J Jiffares Jones.
- Private Oswald Dobson (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 19. His brother died of wounds last July.