Friday 10 May 1918 We Lost 456

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Alfred Edmund Godsal

By Royal Warrant the Guards Machine Gun Regiment is formed.  It is composed of four Machine Gun Battalions.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Commander Alfred Edmund Godsal DSO (HMS Vindictive, Royal Navy) is killed while in command of his ship during operations at Ostend at age 33.
  • Killed along side him is Lieutenant Angus Hope Maclachlan (in command of the After Control) at age 18 who participated in the Battle of Jutland on HMS Temeraire.
  • Captain Thomas Glyn Lloyd (Welsh Regiment) is killed at age 27. He is the second son of the Venerable Thomas Lloyd Archdeacon of St Asaph and Vicar of Rhyl.
  • Private Ernest Wilfred Skinner (Norfolk Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in March of this year.
  • Private Edward Douglas Wagg (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies of gassing wounds at age 23. His brother was killed last August.