Sunday 10 November 1918 We Lost 974
The last ship sunk in the war is the paddle minesweeper Ascot when she is torpedoed by UB-67 off the Faroe Islands in the North Sea. Fifty-three are killed including
- Stoker 2nd Class Charles Edward Mafeking Gardner. His brother was killed in November 1917.
H M Trawler Renarro (Skipper Simon Fairnie, Royal Naval Reserve) is sunk by a mine in the Dardanelles killing twelve of her crew including her skipper at age 38.
Lieutenant William Stanley Jenkins crashes an enemy two-seater, and later destroys a Fokker, in addition to attacking enemy troops and transport with marked success.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a Justice of the Peace and brother of a Brigadier General
- A Nursing Sister who has had two brothers killed in the Great War
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Edmund Hamilton Giffard (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 31. His has had two brothers who have been killed previously in the war.
- Captain Henry Maitland Maitland (Intelligence Corps) dies at Cherbourg of pneumonia following influenza. He is the son of the late Arthur Maitland JP and only brother of Brigadier General E M Maitland DSO (Royal Air Force). He is a regular contributor to the Bystander.
- Lieutenant Henry Harvey Dowse (Army Service Corps attached Royal Air Force) dies of wounds at Genoa at age 24. His brother was killed in August 1915 and they are sons of the Reverend Canon John Clarence Dowse Rector of Monkstown.
- Lieutenant Francis Edmund Storrs (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies of illness at home at age 35. He is the son of John Storrs Dean of Rochester.
- Second Lieutenant George Emerson Dowler age 25 and Second Lieutenant William Gordon Coulthurst (Royal Air Force) age 20 collide while on an offensive patrol, both pilots are killed. They are the only two British casualties of the war buried in Montbliart Communal Cemetery.
- Private Charlie Handcock (Australian Infantry) dies of pneumonia at age 39. His brother was killed landing at Gallipoli in April 1915.
- Sister Mabel Helen Whishaw (New Zealand Army Nursing Services) dies on service at home. Her two brothers have already lost their lives in the Great War.