Great War Lives Lost

We died 100 years ago in the War to end all War

Saturday 19 October 1918 We Lost 990

Arthur Bracton Bagley MC

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose brother will be killed on service in 1924
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The grandson of a Justice of the Peace
  • A Glasgow University Librarian

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Commander Christopher John Charles Eddis (HMS Scimitar) dies at age 33. His brother will be killed on 10th January 1924 commanding submarine L24 when it is accidentally sunk during maneuvers. They are sons of the Reverend John Elwin Eddis, Vicar of Holy Trinity Isle of Wight.
  • Captain Arthur Bracton Bagley MC (Dublin Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 27 received two days earlier. He is the grandson of John Higginson JP.
  • Lieutenant Warwick Huxley De Buriatte (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies at home at age 32, three and half years after his younger brother has been killed in action.
  • Sergeant George Battison Smith (Cameronians) is killed at age 24. He was the Assistant Librarian at Glasgow University.
  • Gunner Arthur James Dewsbury (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed in September 1915.
  • Private George Albert Park (Dorsetshire Regiment) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 39. He is the son of the Reverend George Edward Park Vicar of Burton Fleming.

Friday 18 October 1918 We Lost 1202

 

Chaplain Theodore Bayley VC

Lieutenant Kenneth Burns Conn (Royal Air Force) when raiding enemy troops in retreat, descends to 300 feet and attacks three companies of infantry with machine gun fire, inflicting heavy casualties.  So vigorous is the attack that the troops disperse.

Chaplain Theodore Bayley Hardy VC DSO MC (Lincolnshire Regiment) dies of wounds received in action one week earlier at age 54.  He is a Victoria Cross winner from April of this year. He had been appointed to the honorary Chaplain to His Majesty on 17th September of this year.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Military Chaplain and Victoria Cross winner
  • A battalion commander
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace and son-in-law of the High Baliff of Ramsey
  • A former Member of Parliament, the Assistant Military Attache in Washington DC who is buried at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel William Anderson Watsson Crellin DSO (Sherwood Foresters) dies of wounds received in action at age 25. He is the son of the late John C Crellin JP and son in law of the High Bailiff of Ramsey.
  • Major ‘the Honorable’ Charles Henry Lyell (Assistant Military attaché, British Embassy, Washington, DC, Royal Garrison Artillery) dies in Washington at age 43 of heart failure following influenza and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He is the only son of the 1st Baron Lyell and resigned his seat as Member of Parliament for South Edinburgh in 1917.
  • Captain Reginald Victor Byron Loxley (Royal Air Force) dies of pneumonia in Paris less than two years after one brother has been killed in action at Ancre and three years after another brother was killed as Captain of HMS Formidable on 1st January 1915. They are sons of the Reverend Arthur Smart Loxley Vicar of Fairford.
  • Second Lieutenant John Cyril Walker (Royal Air Force) is killed in action at age 19. He is one of six brothers who served three of whom fell including one who was killed in April of this year.
  • Private Herbert Wright (West Surrey Regiment) dies of wounds. His brother was killed in August 1917.
  • Private Lionel Kenelm Digby (Norfolk Regiment) is killed at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend Reginald Digby Rector of Tittleshall.
  • Gunner Frederick Jesse Goodsell (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies on Salonika at age 23. His brother was killed in 1914.
  • Gunner Henry Blizzard (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed in April of this year.