Wednesday 6 November 1918 We Lost 1,523
While on leave back home in Alberta his weakened state leaving him susceptible to the Spanish Influenza pandemic Lieutenant Alan Arnett McLeod VC dies at age 19. He was awarded the Victoria Cross earlier this year.
Sergeant James Hargreaves Morton (East Lancashire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 37. He is a cotton town Impressionist who is deemed in touch with European trends and movements. He leaves behind more than 400 oils, water colours, pastels and drawings including a self-portrait.
Today’s losses include:
- A Victoria Cross winner
- An Impressionist artist
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A woman whose brother’s son will be killed in the Royal Air Force in September 1944
- A woman whose brother was killed
- A man whose twin was killed last December
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Arthur Derrick Hamer (Northern Cyclist Battalion) is killed at age 24. He is the son of Canon Charles John Hamer Vicar of St Paul’s Newcastle.
- Captain Henry Norman Aston (York and Lancaster Regiment) dies at home at age 27. He is the son of the late Alderman Aston JP.
- Captain Henry Bernard Perry (London Regiment) is killed at age 34. He is the son of the late Reverend Roger E Perry.
- Lieutenant James Alexander Hedderwick (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies on service at age 20. His brother was killed in May 1915.
- Surgeon Sub Lieutenant Eugene Arthur Pearson (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies of pneumonia at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend J G Pearson.
- Corporal Alfred Carey MM (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in December 1915.
- Sapper Frank Hollyman (Royal Engineers) dies of pneumonia in Italy at age 26. His twin brother died of wounds last December.
- Private John William Kingsland (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend John P Kingsland of St Congregational Church, St. Helier, Jersey.
- Private George Arthur Howe (Northamptonshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His older brother died of wounds in September 1914.
- Telegraphist Kenneth Lawrence Jakes (HMS Queen Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies in Italy at age 18. His brother will die next month.
- Mate Ernest Black (HMT Afternoon) dies in France at age 27. His brother will die at home one month later.
- Private Victor Moss Brabenetz (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in August 1915.
- Member Marguerite Gertrude Woodcock (Woman’s Royal Air Force) dies of pneumonia at age 18. Her brother’s son will be killed serving in the Royal Air Force in September 1944.
- Mechanic Driver Winifred Mary Grace J C Smith-Sligo (Women’s Legion Army Service Corps) dies on service at age 18. Her brother was killed in September 1914.