Monday 22 July 1918 We Lost 435

by greatwarliveslost

Near Armentieres, Major Edward Corringham Mannock destroys an enemy tri-plane from a height of 10,000 feet.

Today’s losses include:

  • The first Indian flying ace ever and only one of the Great War
  • A 19-victory ace
  • A 15-victory ace
  • A Military Chaplain
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A suicide

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Morris Arden DSO (Worcestershire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) commits suicide at age 43 in Cairo. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Arden a missionary author. He served in the South African War and the Sudan Campaign of 1912. He was awarded the DSO for conspicuous gallantry at Neuve Chapelle on 12th March 1915.
  • Captain Harold Thomas Mellings (Royal Air Force) is killed in action south of Ostend after recording his last two victories this morning. The fifteen victory ace dies at age 20.
  • Lieutenant Gilbert Richard Barnard (Cape Forces South African Infantry) is killed at age 19 in Jerusalem. He is the son of the Reverend Gilbert William Barnard.
  • Second Lieutenant Francois Joseph Belley MC AFC (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at age 24. He is the son of the Honorable L G Belley KC.
  • Second Lieutenant Indra Lal Roy (Royal Air Force) is killed in action when his plane goes down in flames over Carvin during a dogfight. The only Indian ace of the Great War dies at age 19 scoring ten victories in two-week period earlier in this month.
  • Chaplain Charles Watson dies on service in the Middle East at age 51.