Friday 13 September 1918 We Lost 633
Second Lieutenant Edward Eno Crosby (Royal Air Force) is killed in action at Esegney age 19. While on a bombing mission his DH9 breaks up and crashed in American lines. His brother will die of wounds four days after the war ends.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A member of the Essex County Constabulary
- The captain of the hockey team at Halifax New School
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant John Parnwell Gray (Royal Field Artillery) dies of accidental injuries at age 20. His brother was killed in October 1915.
- Second Lieutenant F A Parfitt (York and Lancaster Regiment) dies at home at age 21. His brother will die at home in November of this year.
- Sergeant Thomas Samuel Woof (Rifle Brigade) is killed. His brother was killed in June of this year.
- Sergeant Ernest William Wedlock (Labour Corps) is killed while working in the ruined village of Hersin at age 44. He is a member of the Essex County Constabulary and leave behind a widow and nine children.
- Private George Mitchell (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) is killed in action in Greece at age 29. He was the captain of the hockey team at Halifax New School.
- Rifleman William Richard Ballard (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 38. His brother will be killed in sixteen days just 4.5 kilometers from the spot where William is killed.