Friday 24 May 1918 We Lost 376

Captain Thomas Colvill-Jones (Royal Air Force) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 20.  He is an 11-victory ace and his brother will be killed in November of this year. He is the highest scoring Argentine born ace of the war and a biography of him entitled Your Ever Loving Son, will be published in 2008.

 Today’s losses include:

  • An 11-victory ace
  • Multiple families that lost two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose biography will be published in 2008
  • Multiple sons and a daughter of members of the clergy
  • The brother of a future admiral, general and jurist
  • A Territorial Nurse
  • An Australian Rules footballer
  • A man whose brother-in-law is killed
  • A man whose first wife’s husband was killed in October 1915

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Hugh Fanshawe Glanville (Royal Air Force) dies of injuries received the previous day in Scotland. He is the son of the Reverend Owen Fanshawe Glanville.
  • Lieutenant ‘The Honorable’ Philip Granville James FitzAlan Howard (Welsh Guards) son of thje 2nd Baron Howard of Glossop dies of wounds received in action three days earlier at age 23. His daughter will be born on 29th
  • Lieutenant Jesse Dell Berridge MC (Royal Engineer) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Jesse Berridge Rector of Little Baddow.
  • Sub Lieutenant Charles Gordon Denning (HMS Morris) dies on service at age home at age 21. One brother was killed in September 1916 while three other brothers will go on to become a general, an admiral and a jurist.
  • Nurse Ruth Mary Nodder (Territorial Nursing Service) dies in India at age 33. She is the daughter of the Reverend J B Nodder.
  • Private Thomas Handley (Royal Marine Engineers) dies on service at age 33. His brother was killed in June 1917.
  • Private James Henry Bonella (Australian Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds received four days earlier at age 33. He is an Australian Rules footballer for Melbourne in 1908 and his wife’s brother was killed on 21st November 1916.
  • Private Robert Herring (West Yorkshire Regiment attached Trench Mortar Battery) is killed in action. His wife’s first husband was killed in October 1915.