10 March 1919 We Lost 159

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Alfred Henry Forster

Lieutenant Hubert Bethune Kerruish (Royal Air Force) on a patrol from HMS Campania in a Fairey N1009 sights the wake of a conning tower eight miles ahead which he investigates.  The submarine submerges as he drops 100-pound bombs from eight hundred feet, only one of which explodes.

                                                              Today’s losses include:

  • A Military Chaplain
  • The son of the 1sst Baron Forster of Lepe who lost another son in October 1918
  • A man whose brother was killed in May 1915
  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant George Hawthorn Minot Robertson (Highland Light Infantry attached Nigeria Regiment West Africa Frontier Force) dies on service at home at age 33. He is the son of the Reverend George Philip Robertson.
  • Second Lieutenant Alfred Henry Forster (Dragoons) dies of wounds at age 21 received 17th October 1918. His brother was killed in September 1914 and they are sons of Henry William Forster 1st Baron Forster of Lepe.
  • Sub Lieutenant Percy Trevelyan (HMS Sable) dies of illness on service at age 19. His brother was killed in May 1915. They are sons of ‘Sir’ Ernest John Trevelyan.
  • Chaplain William Brown dies on active service at home at age 28. He is the curate of All Saint’s Church, Hertford.