Friday 30 August 1918 We Lost 1,503

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Roland Elphinstone Gordon

Major Roland Elphinstone Gordon MC (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at home at age 25.  He is a Scottish Rugby International earning 3 caps.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Scottish Rugby International
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Member of Parliament
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Charles Frederick Sandoe (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in May 1917.
  • Captain Tom Cecil Haydn Berry (Welsh Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is a scholar and exhibitioner at Exeter College, Oxford.
  • Lieutenant Edward Slattery DCM MM (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed in August 1917.
  • Lieutenant Roger Morrow Porter (East Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of E Goss Porter KC MP.
  • Lieutenant George Rowland Collin (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 36. His son will be killed in the Second World War in May 1942
  • Second Lieutenant Harris Hartas Anson (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed in action at age 28. He is the son of Harris Anson JP.
  • Sergeant Hugh James Frederick Barber (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 37. His brother was killed in November 1916.
  • Lance Corporal Charles Pearson (Dragoon Guards) is killed at age 46. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Air Mechanic 1st Class Reginald William Cowin (Airship Construction Station, Kingsworth Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed flying at age 21. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Private Ernest W Martin (Suffolk Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother was killed in June 1915.
  • Private Albert Martin (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies as a prisoner of war at age 19. His brother died of wounds in October 1917.
  • Private Frederick Robert George Rockall (Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 35. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private Percival Richard Bradford (Middlesex Regiment) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 19. His brother died of wounds in 1914.