18 March 1919 We Lost 136
British troops are involved in the suppression of riots and public demonstrations seeking Egyptian independence. Eight unarmed men aboard a train traveling south of Cairo are set upon by successive mobs waiting at each station. Attempts are made by the men to get off the train after the driver abandons it but eventually they are all beaten or stabbed to death. One of the eight is Major Cecil Jarvis DSO MC (Deccan Horse) who is the last of five brothers to lose their lives in the Great War.
Today’s losses include:
- Families that will lose two and five sons to the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Private Albert Roland Kerridge (Norfolk Regiment) dies on service at agae 22. His brother was killed in September 1918 and they are sons of the Reverend Albert Alfred Edward Kerridge Rector of Hawksworth.