Great War Lives Lost

We died 100 years ago in the War to end all War

Arthur Conan Doyle connection killed in the Great War

Basil Rathbone with brother and sister

  • Alleyme Kingsley Conan Doyle – son
  • John Francis Innes Hay Doyle – brother
  • Malcolm Leckie – brother-in-law
  • Leslie W S Oldham – brother-in-law
  • Arthur Oscar Hornung – nephew
  • Alex Forbes – nephew
  • John Ernest Vivian Rathbone – Basil Rathbone’s (Sherlock Holmes) younger brother
  • Eric William Benson – a cousin once removed of Basil Rathbone.

Saturday 25 May 1918 We Lost 480

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Stanley Malcolm Bruce (Lancers, Indian Army) is killed in action at age 40 in the Middle East. His brother will die of wounds in two weeks.
  • Captain Jacob Andrew Norman Hessler (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed two months ago.
  • Lieutenant Reginald Walter Bowly (Manchester Regiment attached Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 33. He is the son of the late Reverend Canon C H Bowly.
  • Gunner W Logan Sinclair (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 21. His uncle was killed in October 1917.
  • Private Daniel Conway (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in August 1916.