Tuesday 16 July 1918 We Lost 504

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Lionel Arthur Ashfield DFC

HMS Anchusa is sunk by the German submarine U-54 off the north coast of Ireland killing 78.

  • Lieutenant Henry Neville Chamberlain (Royal Naval Reserve) is killed in the sinking of the sloop. He dies at age 31 and is the son of the late Reverend George Chamberlain.
  • Leading Stoker Frank Woodey killed at age 25. His brother will be killed in November.

Major General Dunsterville lands at Baku with the 9th Warwickshire and 9th Worcestershire Regiments.

Today’s losses include:

  • A pilot shot down by an Ally
  • A Military Chaplain
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • A 5-victory ace

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Awdry Morris Vaucour MC DFC (Royal Artillery attached Royal Air Force) is killed at age 28 when his Sopwith Camel is shot down by an Italian pilot. He is the son of the late Reverend H M Vaucour.
  • Chaplain Sidney Dunstan dies on active service at home at age 34.
  • Lieutenant Frank Dalziel Adam (Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds at age 21. He is the son of the late William Adam JP and his brother died last year of enteritis in Baghdad.
  • Lieutenant Lionel Arthur Ashfield DFC (Royal Air Force) is killed in action at age 19. He is a five victory ace.
  • Sergeant Ernest William Orange (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 30. His brother was killed in February 1917.
  • Private Herbert Wynne Walton-Evans (Australian Army Service Corps) is killed. He is the son of the late Venerable David Evans Archdeacon of St Asaph.