Tuesday 16 April 1918 We Lost 1,485

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Bouverie Walter St John MIldmay

Today’s losses include:

  • A Baronet in commander of an Armoured Car Battery
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A Count of the Holy Roman Empire

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major ‘Sir’ John Christopher Willoughby DSO (Commanding 1st Armoured Motor Battery, Army Service Corps formerly Royal Horse Guards) the 5th Baronet dies at home at age 59. He has previously served in the Egyptian Campaign (1882), the Nile Expedition (1884) and the South African War.
  • Lieutenant John Munro MC (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed at age 28. His brother will die at home on service next January.
  • Second Lieutenant Gordon Penry Williams (Liverpool Regiment attached Intelligence Staff GHQ) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Edward Osborne Williams.
  • Second Lieutenant Bouverie Walter St John Mildmay (General List attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed on service at age 19. He is the only son of the Reverend Arundell Glaxtonbury St John Mildmay and a Count of the Holy Roman Empire by inheritance and the last of the line of the Hazelgrove Mildmays.
  • Chaplain the Reverend John William Alcock Eyre-Powell (attached 27th Labour Group Headquarters) is killed at age 31.
  • Second Lieutenant Richard Philip Nason (South Notts Hussars) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Richard Muriel Nason.
  • Chaplain John William Alcock Eyre Powell (attached Labour Corps) is killed at age 32.
  • Corporal Allen Evershed (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 36. He is the first of three brothers who are all killed this year.
  • Lance Corporal William Archibald Dutnall (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in May 1917.
  • Private Frank Allgood (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed last July.
  • Private Horace William Armstrong (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in March 1916.
  • Private Francis James Buckley (Australian Infantry) is killed. His brother was killed twelve days ago.
  • Private John Nield (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Private David Merson (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed in August 1916.
  • Private Joseph Beard (Cheshire Regiment) dies of injuries as a prisoner of war after attacking a sentry at age 34. He was taken prisoner on 24th August 1914 and is the last of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.