Thursday 17 October 1918 We Lost 1,114
Today’s losses include:
- A South African cricket international
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The daughter of a member of the clergy
- A family that will lose two sons and a daughter
- Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
- A nephew of the Vice General of the Isle of Man
- The son of a Baronet
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Leonard Montague Greenwood DSO (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend T Greenwood.
- Captain Joshua Bower Hughes-Games MC (Durham Light Infantry) dies of pneumonia at home at age 30. He was seriously wounded on 1st October 1916 and spent 20 months in hospital prior to being discharged in July of this year. He is the son of the late Reverend Joshua H Wynn Hughes-Games and nephew of the Vice General of the Isle of Man. His brother was killed in March of this year.
- Captain and Dental Surgeon Lawrence Charles Crockett (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies at home at age 37. His brother was killed in August 1916 and they are sons of ‘Sir’ James Crockett Kt.
- Lieutenant Charles Wilfred Kidson (Dublin Fusiliers) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Joseph Charles Eyre Kidson of Holy Trinity Church Sittingbourne.
- Lieutenant Charles Leonard Davey (Machine Gun Corps) is killed. His brother will die on service in December.
- Lieutenant Gordon Charles White (Cape Corps South African Forces) dies of wounds in Gaza at age 36. He was a South African cricketer who played in 17 Test matches from 1906 to 1912.
- Lieutenant George William Edendale Whitehead (Royal Field Artillery attached Royal Air Force) is killed at age 23. His brother will die on service of influenza in March 1919. They are sons of ‘Sir’ George Hugh Whitehead 2nd Baronet and grandson of ‘Sir’ James Whitehead Baronet and ‘Sir’ William Ascroft.
- Second Lieutenant Edward Crewdson Pitt Pitts (East Kent Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. His brother was killed in August of this year.
- Second Lieutenant Lionel William Halse (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies of wounds received in action at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend William Halse Vicar of Holy Trinity Bridlington.
- Second Lieutenant Oliver Charles Ballard (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 26. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in a year.
- Flight Cadet Spencer Harold Millard (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick Luke Holland Millard Vicar of St Aidan’s Carlisle.
- Sergeant J H Douglas (Seaforth Highlanders) becomes the last of four brothers do lose his life in the Great War when he dies at home.
- Sapper John Robert Hall (Royal Engineers) dies in Antwerp as a prisoner of war. He is one of three brothers who served, two of whom fell.
- Private William Godson (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in July 1915.
- Trooper Bernard Guthrie Whishaw (New Zealand Mounted Machine Gun Squadron) dies on service in Egypt at age 26. His brother was killed in July 1916 while his sister will die on service next month.
- Private Allen Victor Sallis (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 19 becoming the first of two brothers who are both killed in the last month of the war.
- Staff Nurse Annie Elinor Buckler (Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service) dies on service at age 43. She is the daughter of the Reverend John Findlay Buckler rector of Bidston Cheshire.