Sunday 9 June 1918 We Lost 412

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Walter Alexander Tyrrell

The collier SS Moidart is sunk by UC-77 while on a voyage from Barry to Rouen with a cargo of coal.  The crew of 15 is lost.

Today’s losses include:

  • A 17-victory ace
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of an Alderman and Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Walter Alexander Tyrrell MC (Royal Air Force) is killed in action at age 19 when he is hit by enemy machine gun fire from the trenches. He is a seventeen victory ace.  His brother will be killed in less than two weeks and they are sons of Alderman John Tyrrell JP.
  • Lieutenant Edward Stillingfleet Sedley Taylor (North Staffordshire Regiment) dies of consumption brought on by exposure in the firing line. He is the son of Reverend John Gleig Taylor Canon of Hereford Cathedral.
  • Lieutenant Eric Walter Greswell (Cheshire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Walter Greswell.
  • Second Lieutenant Reginald Arthur Baring (Royal Air Force) is killed at age 19. His two brothers have been killed previously in the Great War and they are sons of the Reverend Francis Henry Baring Rector of Eggesford.
  • Second Lieutenant Edward Tyrrell Bruce (Machine Gun Corps) age 34 is killed in action two weeks after his brother suffered the same fate.
  • Private Harry Victor Barnard (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 19. He is the last of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.