Sunday 21 April 1918 We Lost 793

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Chaplain James Shine

Lieutenant (Honorary Captain) Arthur Roy Brown DSC (Royal Air Force) while leading a patrol of six scouts attacks a formation of twenty hostile scouts.  He personally engages two Fokker triplanes, which he drives off; then, seeing that one of our machines is being attacked and apparently hard pressed, he dives on the hostile scout, firing the entire time.  This scout, a Fokker triplane, nose dives and crashes to the ground.  This is the official Royal Air Force version of the death of Manfred von Richtofen.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son a Justice of the Peace and former Member of Parliament
  • A man whose brother was killed in February 1917
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace and former Member of Parliament
  • A family that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Charles Roper Gorell Barnes DSO MC (Rifle Brigade and General List) the son of ‘Sir’ Frederick Barnes JP a former Member of Parliament dies of wounds at age 22.
  • Commander Bernard Henry Ellis DSO (Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) is killed in action at age 33. His brother had been killed in February 1917.
  • Lieutenant Harold Barkley Winton (General List attached Royal Air Force) dies of injuries at age 25. He was an exhibitioner by proxy at Cambridge in 1915.
  • Second Lieutenant Percy Stuart Gaster (Royal Air Force) is killed at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Percy Gaster Vicar of St Paul’s Greenwich.
  • Chaplain the Reverend James Shine (attached Middlesex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 37.