Sunday 22 September 1918 We Lost 652
British forces seize passages of Jordan north of the Dead Sea and close the enemy’s last means of escape, 25,000 prisoners and 260 guns are taken. Two Turkish armies are virtually wiped out.
- Lieutenant Colonel John Francis Sartorius Winnington DSO (commanding 1st/4th Northamptonshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 42. He was on the first team for the Worcester Cricket Club in 1908.
The trawler Elise (Skipper Henry James) blows up two miles northeast of St Mary’s Lighthouse, Blyth while escorting a convoy when struck by a torpedo fired by UB-34. Fourteen are killed including her skipper and Seaman Cecil Robert Sharman at age 20 whose brother was killed in March 1916.
Today’s losses include:
- A Battalion Commander
- A Worcester cricketer
- Multiple families that will lose two sons (including twins) in the Great War
- The son of a member of the clergy
- An Australian Rules footballer
- A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
- A champion biliards player
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Hoysted Bradley DSO (Royal Army Medical Corps attached 15th Field Ambulance) is killed at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend Canon W H Bradley.
- Captain John Sutcliffe Jowett (Manchester Regiment) dies of wounds received in action on 18th August at age 24. He served with the East Lancashire Regiment at Gallipoli and had a twin brother who died of wounds in June 1916.
- Captain Keith Andrews Brown (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will die in November.
- Lance Corporal William Martin Rogers (Australian Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 25. He is a former Australian rules footballer who played three games with Carlton in 1913.
- Private Frederick Thomas Clapham (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 38. His son will be killed in the Second World War.
- Private Frederick Holt (Welsh Guards) is killed at age 33. His is a champion billiards player.