Saturday 4 May 1918 We Lost 483

by greatwarliveslost

South African Infantry

British and Italian airmen fly to Cavedine, northeast of Riva (Trentino) and drop such a weight of explosives on the great water-power electricity station that it will be some time before it can again supply a considerable amount of current.  The central powerhouse is seen to be destroyed.  The attack lasts from 08:00 to 12:00.  An important effect of the raid will be the stopping of the electric railway from Trentino up the Val di Sole, to Fucine, which is an important link in the Austrian Army’s communications for the Adamello sector.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man who will lose both and brother and a sister in the Great War
  • A man whose son will be killed next October

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Ernest Colenbrander Addison (South African Infantry) is killed in action at age 23. His brother is also are killed in the Great War as is his sister who will be lost in the sinking of S S Galway Castle.
  • Lance Corporal James Henry Greenwood (West Surrey Regiment) dies at home at age 52. His son will be killed in the collision of HMS Otranto and the liner Kashmire next October.