Monday 21 October 1918 We Lost 1,168
Major Richard Hugh McGillycuddy MC (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service in England at age 34. He is the son of “The McGillycuddy of The Reeks” a member of Irish nobility and active member of the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains
Today’s losses include:
- The son of “The McGillycuddy of The Reeks”
- A Military Chaplain
- The son of a member of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man whose first cousin will die as a Prisoner of War in August 1943
- An Australian Rules footballer
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Roger Dawson Duffield Brownson (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies of pneumonia in India following gas wounds at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend F Brownson.
- Lieutenant John Fraser Follit (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Indian Lancers) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in August 1916.
- Chaplain C W Hodder dies on service at home.
- Private Arthur Edward Green (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) is killed by shell fire at age 19. His older brother was killed in January of last year.
- Private Joe Ward (Durham Light Infantry) dies at home of wounds received in action at age 26. His brother died of tuberculosis in February 1918.
- Gunner Albert Trower (Royal Marine Artillery) dies of pneumonia at age 32. His brother was killed in November 1916.
- Private Leslie James Lochlan Cubbins (Australian Infantry) is killed. His brother died of illness in August 1918.
- Driver Harry Revitt (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in India at age 28. His brother was killed in September 1916.
- Private Sidney Addley (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed. His 1st cousin will die of cholera as a Royal Air Force prisoner of war in August 1943.
- Private William Newlands (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in May 1915.
- Private Samuel Cleland Campbell (Australian Reinforcements) dies of influenza and pneumonia en-route to England at Freetown Sierra Leone. In 1910 he played for Collingwood in the Victoria Football League and his cousin will die on service.
- Private John Lovery (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed in September of last year.