Monday 6 May 1918 We Lost 466

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Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe

Today’s losses include:

  • A 10-victory ace
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A Welsh International footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe (Australian Flying Corps) is killed when he is shot down in flames at age 28. His cousin was killed in April 1915 and his uncle in December 1915.  He is the son of the Honorable Mrs. Holmes a Court.
  • Captain William Lewis Wells MC (Royal Air Force) a ten victory ace dies of wounds.
  • Lieutenant Alexander Claud Garden Brown (Royal Air Force) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 27 received three days prior during an air combat versus six enemy aircraft. He was still able to land safely thus saving the life of his observer. His brother was killed in February 1915.
  • Private Leonard T Mosley (Hampshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His brother will be killed in four months.
  • Private Harry Walker (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 24 becoming the last of three brothers who are killed in the war.
  • Private William James Jones (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed on Salonika at age 41. He is a Welsh International footballer who earned 4 caps and also played for Kettering and West Ham United.