Great War Lives Lost

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

Category: Artillery

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.

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.

22 April 1919 We Lost 129

Today’s losses include:

  • Two sons of members of the clergy both holders of the Military Cross

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Thomas John Jones MC (Royal Field Artillery) dies at age 28. He is the son of the late Reverend Evan Jones (Congregational Minister).
  • Lieutenant Arthur Barlow Whiteside MC (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Whiteside.
  • Lance Corporal William Rickard (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies on service in Mesopotamia at age 30.

6 April 1919 We Lost 78

  • Major Owen Leech Tripook (Royal Field Artillery) dies in Baghdad at age 36. He is the son of the Reverend John Crampton Triphook Rector of Little Tey.

5 April 1919 We Lost 112

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that lost two sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Leslie Holland Durrington (Royal Fusiliers) dies on service at home at age 24. His brother died of wounds on the last day of the Great War.
  • Private Frank Phillip Roote (Suffolk Regiment) dies at home on service at age 24. His brother died of wounds in 1917 at home and is buried in the same grave.
  • Driver Herbert E Armour (Royal Field Artillery) dies of illness at home. His brother was killed in May 1915.

25 March 1919 We Lost 117

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose only child will be killed at Dunkirk
  • A man whose brother was killed in 1916

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant (Army Service Corps) dies as a result of war service at age 39. His only child Captain Walter Edward Norkett (Army Service Corps) will be killed in 1940 at Dunkirk.
  • Driver Sstanley Diplock (Royal Field Artillery) dies as a result of an operation at age 25. His brother was killed in April 1916.

15 March 1919 We Lost 135

While some Turkish prisoners of war are bathing at Beirut, Lebanon under the guard of British soldiers, one of them gets into difficulties.  Two members of the escort go to his assistance but fail to rescue him.  On hearing of the man’s danger Trumpeter Mangal Sain (Indian Lancers) at once swims out through the surf and eventually with great difficulty brings him to shore.  Shortly afterwards two British soldiers who are bathing are seen to have been caught in a current and to be in danger of drowning and Mangal Sain, although still exhausted from his rescue of the first man again swims out to the assistance of the two others.  He succeeds in bringing one man ashore and then immediately starts without hesitation to the rescue of the other soldier.  He is, however, called back, as it is seen that the man has drifted so far out that it is impossible to save him.  Both men who are rescued are in the last state of collapse and inevitabley would have drowned had it not been for the gallantry displayed by Mangal Sain who incurred great risk in rendering the services, owing to the violent surf and dangerous currents beyond.  For his efforts Mangal Sain will be awarded the Albert Medal.

                                                              Today’s losses include:

  • A retired Admiral whose son was killed in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Two families that will lose two sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Admiral (ret) Herbert Lyon CB (Royal Navy) dies of illness. His son was killed commanding the destroyer HMS Marmion when it was in a collision in October 1917.
  • Captain John Severn Fuller (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in Hong Kong at age 23. He is the son of the Richard Henry Fuller Rector of Emmanuel Loughborough.
  • Driver A Bosher (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service at age 35. His brother was killed in September 1915.
  • Private Leon N Chaloner (Motor Transport Army Service Corps) dies of malaria at age 28. His brother was killed in August 1916.

4 March 1919 We Lost 222

Today’s losses include:

  • A man who becomes his widows second lost husband to the Great War
  • A man whose brother was killed in June 1916

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Harry Young (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of influenza. His brother was killed n June 1916.
  • Stoker Percy Franklin (HMS Boadicea) dies of illness at age 25. He will be buried in the same grave as his wife’s first husband who died on service in April 1915.

19 February 1919 We Lost 351

John Francis Innes Hay Doyle

Today’s losses include:

  • A Brigadier General and brother of ‘Sir” Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The brother of historian and writer Andrew Lang

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Brigadier General John Francis Innes Hay Doyle (Royal Field Artillery) dies of pneumonia while on service in Flanders at age 45. He is the brother of ‘Sir’ Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Major Constantine James Phipps DSO MC (Royal Engineers) dies on service at age 26. His brother was killed in July 1916 and they are sons of Canon Constantine Osborne Phipps Vicar of Lee Great Missenden.
  • Lieutenant Gerald Vivian Oldrey (Nottinghamshire Yeomanry) dies on active service in Egypt. His brother was killed in October 1914.
  • Second Lieutenant James Gibson Grant (King’s Liverpool Regiment) dies of illness caused by hardship and exposure while on service. He was the brother of Andrew Lang, the historian and writer.
  • Sapper Henry Errington Kirby Byard (Royal Engineers) dies in France at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend H Kirby Byard.
  • Air Mechanic 2nd Class John Henry Toole (Australian Flying Corps) dies on service at age 29. His brother was killed last August.

11 February 1919 We Lost 285

Gunner Reginald Eggleton (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service at home at 22. His brother was killed in action in October 1917.