Monday 19 August 1918 We Lost 553
Today’s losses include:
- A man whose life was extended when saved by a Victoria Cross winner
- A 14-victory ace
- The son of a Justice
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Carleton Main Clement MC (Royal Air Force) is killed by Anti-Aircraft fire near Langemarck. The 14-victory ace is the son of the Honorable Justice W H P Clement.
- Captain Oswald Horsley MC (Gordon Highlanders attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed. He is the youngest son of Colonel ‘Sir’ Victor Horsley.
- Lieutenant Basil William Ramsbottom (Norfolk Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend William Henry Ramsbottom Vicar of Lacock.
- Lieutenant Ronald Herbert Davis (Royal Air Force) is killed as the result of a collision in air at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend George Herbert Davis of St. Weonard’s Vicarage.
- Second Lieutenant Philip Whitley Place (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Ernest William Place Rector of St Barnabas Cape Town South Africa.
- Lance Sergeant Cecil Robert Ellwood (Norfolk Regiment) is killed in an ambush at the hamlet of Labris near Vieux-Berquin. His battalion lost 8 officers and 38 others killed and over 100 wounded. His brother died of wounds in December 1915 on Gallipoli.
- Private Harry Norman Woodcock (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed in action. He was the man carried out of action wounded on 26th August 1914 by Lance Corporal Frederick William Holmes for which Holmes was awarded the Victoria Cross.
- Private James Limmage (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in April of this year.