Thursday 7 November 1918 We Lost 1,295
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple battalion commanders
- Two Military Chaplains
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The grandson of member of the clergy and a Major General
- The son of a Justice of the Peace
- A Victoria Cross winner
- The last ace killed in action in the Great War
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A Lusitania sinking survivor
- A man whose father dies the same day at home
- A member of the Tring Town Band
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Colonel Francis Louis De Moulin MC (Sussex Regiment commanding 1st East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 29.
- Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Kirkpatrick Lynch-Staunton (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds in Baghdad received 26th October at age 38. He is the son of George S J P Lynch-Staunton JP.
- Lieutenant Colonel George Arthur Tryon MC (commanding 4th King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed in action at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur William Tryon Vicar of Middle Rasen and the grandson of Major General Tryon and the Reverend Thomas Wimberley Mossman Rector of West Torrington.
- Major Arthur Hugh Aglionby MC (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of wounds received at Monvaux at age 33. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Francis Keyes Aglionby DD, of Newbold Pacey Vicarage, Warwick.
- Victoria Cross winner Captain Arthur Moore Lascelles VC MC (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 38. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions last December at Masnieres.
- Captain Claud Harry Stokes DFC (Royal Aiir Force) is killed at age 34. He is a five-victory ace and the last ace killed prior to war’s end when he is shot down by anti-aircraft fire.
- Captain Clive Andrews Brown (Royal Engineers) dies on service at age 28. His brother was killed last September.
- Captain Reginald Claude Moline Gee MC (Durham Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the Reverend Claude Valentine Gee Vicar of Castletown.
- Lieutenant Frederick Neville Wells (Horse Transport and Supply, Army Service Corps) dies on service at age 38. He is the son of the Reverend Harry Wells.
- Lieutenant Christopher William Griffiths (Royal Engineers) dies of wounds received in action 29th October at age 35. He survived the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915.
- Second Lieutenant Benjamin Dowell Skelton (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed last month.
- Chaplains John Watters (attached 115th Brigade Headquarters) dies and William Gerard Cheese (attached Lincolnshire Regiment) dies of wounds on active service. Cheese dies at age 35 while Watters is only 26.
- Company Quarter Master Sergeant Eric William Parker Stamper (Sherwood Foresters attached Labour Corps) dies on service at age 27. His brother was killed in March of this year and they are sons of the Reverend William Parker Stamper Vicar of Stonebroom.
- Private James B Gowler (West Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. He had been in France only five weeks and his father dies of influenza on the same day at home.
- Private Frederick Edward Clarke (Eastern Counties Labour Corps) dies of pneumonia at home. He was a member of the Tring Town Band.
- Able Seaman John Phililp Hill (Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed in March 1917.
- Drummer James Cash (Dublin Fusiliers) dies at home at age 22. His brother will die on service next February.