Saturday 18 May 1918 We Lost 416

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G E A A F Hamilton

Today’s losses include:

  • Viscount Glentworth
  • The son of the 4th Earl of Limerick
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The great grandson of the late Duke of Cambridge
  • A Rhodes Scholar
  • A man whose brother was also killed in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Percy Spurgeon (Army Service Corps attached West Surrey Regiment) dies of wounds at home at age 27. He is the only surviving son of ‘Sir’ Arthur Spurgeon.
  • Captain Edmond William Claude Gerard De Vere Pery (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed in France at age 24. He is the Viscount Glentworth and son of the 4th Earl of Limerick.
  • Second Lieutenant George Edward Archibald FitzGeorge Hamilton (Grenadier Guards) is also killed in action today. He is the only son of ‘Sir’ Archibald Hamilton the Baronet and a great grandson of the late Duke of Cambridge. He is 19 years old.
  • Second Lieutenant William Alexander Fleet (Grenadier Guards) is killed in action at age 34. He is the son of the late superintendent of Culver Military Academy, Indiana, USA, a Rhodes Scholar at Magdalen College Oxford and instructor in Classics at Princeton.
  • Private Maurice Lumb (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother was killed in October 1917.