Sunday 18 August 1918 We Lost 533
Lance Corporal Henry Louie Norwest MM (Alberta Regiment) is killed in action at age 30. The Native Canadian Metis Indian achieved a sniping record of one hundred fifteen fatal shots as a sniper during the Great War. While Norwest was an outstanding marksman, the thing that set him apart from others was his superb stealth tactics and his expertise in the use of camouflage.
Today’s losses include:
- A Canadian Native Indian sniper
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
- A son of the Assistant Master at Eton
- A grandson of a member of the clergy
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Richard Thelluson Carter MC (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed next month and they are sons of the Assistant Master of Eton College and grandsons of the Reverend Thomas Thelluson Carter.
- Captain William Fredeick Matthews (South Wales Borderers attached East Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother was killed last October.
- Second Lieutenant Douglas Abbott Ferguson (Australian Flying Corps) is accidentally killed in England at age 29. His brother was killed in October 1917.
- Private Henry Fenton Pillow MM (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 25. His brother will be accidentally killed in six days.
- Private W C H Heathorn (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 39. His brother was killed in April of this year.
- Private William Liddell (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed at age 25 becoming the third brother to lose his life in the Great War.