Great War Lives Lost

We died 100 years ago in the War to end all War

17 May 1919 We Lost 113

No 31 Squadron Royal Air Force carries out a raid on the Afghan city of Jalalabad.

16 May 1919 We Lost 94

15 May 1919 We Lost 82

No. 233 Squadron Royal Air Force is disbanded.

14 May 1919 We Lost 67

Lieutenant Commander Martin Arthur Frankland Hood (Royal Navy) dies on service at age 31. He is the last of three brothers who lose their lives in the Great War.

13 May 1919 We Lost 86

Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Webley Hope CMG (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies at age 47.  He is the son of Rear Admiral Charles Webley Hope.

12 May 1919 We Lost 76

11 May 1919 We Lost 81

In the 3rd Afghan War on the Northwest Frontier of India the battle of Bagh Springs, Landi Khotal is fought.  British and Indian troops recapture to town and push on into Afghanistan.

Corporal Leonard Walter (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service at age 37. His brother was killed in November 1916.

10 May 1919 We Lost 71

9 May 1919 We Lost 71

Michael Derwas Goring-Jones

Today’s losses include:

  • A Brigadier General
  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Brigadier General Michael Derwas Goring-Jones CMG DSO (57th Infantry Brigade) dies on service in India at age 53.
  • Captain Llewellyn Lewis Meredith Evans (Royal Air Force) AFC is accidentally killed on the English Channel. He is the son of the Reverend Lewis Evans Vicar of Ford End.

8 May 1919 We Lost 86

Captain Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands MC (Hampshire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed flying in Northolt at age 21. He is the son of the late Canon Beanlands and a 9-victory ace.