Wednesday 10 April 1918 We Lost 2,074
Lieutenant Colonel Egerton Fairclough (commanding 1st/4th South Lancashire Regiment) is killed near Givenchy at age 33. He was educated at Aston Hall and Harrow, was the Secretary and Director of Chas. Moore and Co., Ltd., Chemical Manufacturers, Lymm, Cheshire. Lieutenant-Colonel Fairclough had been a member of the South Lancashire Regiment Territorial Force since 1905, being promoted Captain in 1912. He was mobilized with his Regiment on the outbreak of the War and went to France with the in February 1915. He was severely wounded in the jaw at the Battle of Hooge in June 1915, rejoining his Regiment in April 1916, and was again wounded and shell-shocked in the Battle of the Somme in August 1916. He rejoined his Regiment in France as Second-in-Command in July 1917 and given full command three months later.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple battalion commanders
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The former secretary of the Old Harrovian FC
- A man whose daughter will be born next July
- The son of the Headmaster of the National School
- A Military Chaplain
- A New South Wales Rugby League footballer
- A man whose son will be killed in Italy in February 1944
- A man whose son will be killed in August 1941
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose Robin Innes-Browne DSO (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed in action at age 35. His brother Private Bernard Christopher Innes-Browne (Quebec Regiment) was killed in June 1916 at age 35.
- Captain Llewellyn Alfred Henry Bulkeley (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 38. He is the son of Canon H T Bulkeley of Coddington.
- Lieutenant Arthur Meredydd Jones MC (Machine Gun Corps, formerly Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Henry and Lady Jones and was educated at Glasgow High School, Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University.
- Lieutenant Edward Trevor Bolton (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 34 at La Rolanderie Farm near Erquinghem west of Armentiers. He is the former Secretary of the Old Harrovian Football Club. His brother will die of pneumonia contracted on service in February 1919.
- Lieutenant William Edgar Jones (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Jones.
- Lieutenant John Isabel Adam (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 29. His brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
- Lieutenant Stanley Alexander Hall (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 34. His daughter will be born on 4th
- Lieutenant Kinglsey Vale Weston (Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds at home. His brother was killed in action the previous April.
- Lieutenant Greville Wynn Thomas (Gurkha Rifles) is killed in Palestine at age 21. His brother was killed last December and they are sons of the Reverend Llewellyn Wynn Thomas Vicar of Newland and he was awarded the sword of Honor at Cadet College Quetta for the best all round cadet at work and sports in 1915.
- Lieutenant David Arthur Carmichael (Royal Fusiliers attached Machine Gun Corps) is killed in action at Croix du Bac (Armentieres) at age 27. His younger brother as killed in July 1915.
- Second Lieutenant Ivor Dryhurst Jones (South Wales Borderers) is killed at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend William Jones who will have another son killed next September.
- Second Lieutenant E J C Kidd (West Yorkshire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at age 21. He is the son of the Headmaster of the National School.
- Second Lieutenant Thomas Ramsay Stoney (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed in action at age 35. His brother was killed in October 1915 on Gallipoli.
- Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson (attached Middlesex Regiment) dies on active service at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend John Malone Watson.
- Second Lieutenant Ernest Stanley Gowenlock (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds at age 27. He is a Rugby League footballer in the New South Wales Rugby League.
- Sergeant Robert Rymer MM (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in July 1916.
- Lance Sergeant Ronald David Wheeler (South Wales Borderers) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in July 1916.
- Private William Gow (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed. His brother died of wounds in November 1916.
- Private Joseph George Brown (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
- Private Benjamin Taylor (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 21. His brother was killed in September 1915.
- Private Harry Veasey (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 18. His brother died on service last December.
- Gunner Cecil St Leger Lousada DCM MSM (Australian Field Artillery) is killed. His brother was killed in August 1916.
- Private Andrew Dick (Black Watch) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed when his trawler was lost off Owers Light Vessel in February 1917.
- Private Edwin Evans (Border Regiment) is killed. His son will be killed serving in the Royal Fusiliers in February 1944 in Italy.
- Private Archibald William Adie (Western Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the middle of three brothers who are killed in the war.
- Gunner Winson Tallent (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed yesterday.
- Private Walter Bailey Hopwood (Lancashire Fusiliers) dies of illness at age 20. His brother was killed last July.
- Private Hubert Norman Mitchell (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed. His son will be killed in August 1941.