Monday 29 April 1918 We Lost 1,120
This evening two British battalions attack Bulgarian positions at Macukovo (on the east of the Vardar River) into which they have previously thrown more than 50,000 shells. Both sides suffer casualties and a few prisoners are brought back to our lines.
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- The son of an Admiral
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- The former editor of ‘The Denstonian’ at Denstone College
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Lambert Alfred Graham Hanmer DSO (commanding 21st Indian Cavalry) dies of wounds in Mesopotamia at age 49. He is the son of Rear Admiral John Graham Job Hanmer.
- Lieutenant Joseph Cyril Walton (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend John Maxon Walton Vicar of Southowram.
- Second Lieutenant Albert Edwin Braggins (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed at age 39. His brother was killed in September 1915.
- Second Lieutenant Harold D’Arcy Champney (Yorkshire Regiment) dies of meningitis as a prisoner of war resulting from wounds received in action at age 20. He had been the editor of the “Denstonian” at Denstone College, Staffordshire.
- Sergeant Major Robert Joseph Callister DCM MSM (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 33. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
- Private Henry Baum (Royal West Kent Regiment) dies of wounds received in action. His brother was killed in June 1917.
- Sapper Joseph William Hammond (Royal Engineers) dies of wounds at age 26. His brother will be killed in September.
- Private Frederick George Tapp (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed last May.
- Bombardier Clyde Archibald Eugene Heathorn (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of wounds at age 35. His brother will be killed in August 1918.
- Private Walter Stanley Seaman (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment” is killed at age 22. His brother was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme.