Sunday 20 October 1918 We Lost 1,732
The monitor M21 strikes two mines off Ostend killing five. She manages to steam to Dover but sinks there.
Today’s losses include:
- A battalion commander
- 33-victory ace
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The son of an Alderman and Justice of the Peace
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A Liverpool City Police officer
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Bryan John Jones DSO (Leinster Regiment commanding 15th Irish Rifles) is killed at age 44.
- Captain Francis Granger Quigley DSO MC (Royal Air Force) dies of influenza in Liverpool two days after returning from serving as an instructor in Canada at age 24. He is a thirty-three-victory ace.
- Captain Noel Martyn Saunders (Border Regiment) is killed at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend Clement Morgan Saunders Rector of Rumboldswyke.
- Lieutenant Walter Randall Tilling (Royal Naval Reserve) dies at home at age 36. He is the son of the late Alderman George John Tilling JP.
- Second Lieutenant James Martin Tolson (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 20. His brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
- Second Lieutenant John Haslip Fletcher (Scots Guards) is killed at age 20. His brother died on service at home in October two years ago.
- Second Lieutenant Edward Westcott King (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 36. He is the son of the late Reverend E G King DD.
- Private John Pryce (Welsh Guards) a member of the Liverpool City Police is killed in action at age 27.
- Private William Edward Norman Baker (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1917.
- Private Arthur Brennan (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in 1915.
- Private Charles Wellavise (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in August 1915.
- Rifleman Alfred Thomas Watson (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in October 1915.