Sunday 1 December 1918 We Lost 461
Fred Leonard Perrett
The British Second Army enters Germany between Oudler and Eupen.
H M trawler T W Moult (Skipper Henry Williamson) strikes a mine and sinks off the Tyne. Her crew of ten is killed.
Eight German submarines surrender at Harwich bring the total surrendered to 122.
Today’s losses include:
- A Welsh International Rugby Union player
- A Military Chaplain
- A civilian Chaplain
- A family that will lose three sons to the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Roger de Vere (Royal Engineers) dies in Italy at age 33. His memorial follows: “Italy bore him, England reared him, and he gave his life for both lovingly.”
- Second Lieutenant Fred Leonard Perrett (Welsh Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 27. He is a Welsh International Rugby Union player who earned five caps. He is also a member of the Hull Football Club.
- Civilian Chaplain “the Reverend” John Lionel Bacon (Young Men’s Christian Association) dies in France while performing missionary work among Chinese Labour battalions.
- Chaplain the Reverend Ernest Edward Johnson (attached Lancashire Fusiliers) dies of pneumonia at age 33.
- Lance Corporal James Shand (Mounted Military Police) dies on service at age 30. He is the third brother to lose his life as a result of war service.