Thursday 31 October 1918 We Lost 1,342

by greatwarliveslost

YMCA Chaplain Edward Masters Poole

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose sister will die on service
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A YMCA Chaplain
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Robert Archibald Fitzgerald Law MC (Wiltshire Regiment) dies of wounds received in action at age 21. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Archibald Law Kt. and Lady Law.  His brother was killed last August.
  • Second Lieutenant William Knox (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at age 19. His sister will die in eleven days and both are buried in the same cemetery.
  • Second Lieutenant Francis Joseph Dodd (Machine Gun Corps) dies at home at age 29. His older brother was killed in November 1916 while his younger brother was killed one year ago to the day.
  • Civilian Chaplain “the Reverend” Edward Masters Poole (Young Men’s Christian Association) dies at Le Treport at age 31. He was the Congregational Minster at Holly Mount Church, Malvern Worcestershire.
  • Chaplain Walter Philip Montagu (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of wounds at 45th Casualty Clearing Station at age 32.
  • Private Stanley Thomas Whitehead (Royal Air Force) is gassed to death at age 27. His brother was killed in April of this year.
  • Private William MacGregor (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 30. His two brothers have already been killed in the Great War.
  • Private Frederick James Bull (East Surrey Regiment) dies on service in India. His brother will die of wounds at the end of next month.
  • Sapper Enos Owen Coles (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 30 becomes the third brother to lose his life in the Great War.