Great War Lives Lost

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

Category: Artillery

10 December 1918 We Lost 325

Today’s losses include:

  • A family that will lose two sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Gunner P E F Foney (Royal Field Artillery) dies at age 29 in France. His brother was killed in the sinking of HMS Hampshire in 1916.

Saturday 6 December 1918 We Lost 344

Cologne is entered by the Second British Cavalry Brigade and armoured cars.

Members of the 9th British West Indies Regiment attack there officers due to their poor treatment. More incidents of of insubordination follow as the troops refused to carry out duties that are assigned to them.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose son was killed in June 1917
  • The younger brother of author Gilbert K Chesterston
  • The assistant editor to the Eye Witness newspaper
  • The granddaughter of a Baronet
  • Daughter of a member of the clergy
  • A woman whose brother was killed in September 1917

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain William Henry Compton (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies at home at age 56. His son was killed in action in June 1917. After having served since August 1914,
  • Gunner Arthur Willis Inglis (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service at at 23. The younger brother of author Gilbert K Chesterston
  • Private Cecil Edward Chesterton (Highland Light Infantry) dies of pneumonia on service in France at age 39. He is the assistant editor to the Eye Witness newspaper.
  • Nurse Mary Murial Graham (Voluntary Aid Detachment) dies in London of acute meningitis at age 23. She is the granddaughter of ‘Sir’ Richard Graham 4th Baronet of Netherby.
  • Assistant Administrator Anna Marjorie Whall (Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps) dies at age 36. Her brother was killed in September 1917 and they are children of the Reverend Edward Haversham Whall Rector of North Barsham.

Friday 5 December 1918 We Lost 407

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The recently arrived Light Cruiser Cassandra is mined off the Gulf of Finland and sinks with 11 dead.

Battery Sergeant Major Charles Edward Haydon Parker VC (Royal Field Artillery) dies in London at age 49.  On 31st March 1900 at Sanna’s Post, South Africa ‘Q’ and ‘U’ Batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery are ambushed with loss of most of the baggage column and five guns of the leading battery.  When the alarm is given, ‘Q’ Battery went into action 1,150 yards from the post until the order to retire was received, when Major Phipps-Hornby, commander of ‘Q’ Battery, ordered the guns and their limbers to be run back by hand to a safe place.  For his actions Sergeant Parker was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • Multiple families that will lose two son in the Great War
  • A Military Chaplain

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Philip Edmund Vaughan DSO (Worcestershire Regiment) dies on service at home at age 40. His brother was killed in April 1915.
  • Lieutenant Hubert Burgoyne Davey (South Wales Borderers) dies on service at age 28. His brother was killed last October.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Frederick William Ainley dies on active service.

Friday 28 November 1918 We Lost 500

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the Penarth Rugby Football Club
  • The Chauffeur to the Bishop of Sodor, Manchester
  • A family that will lose four sons to the Great War
  • A man whose brother was killed in action in November 1917 at Cambrai

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Richard James Pawley (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies on service at home. He is a member of the Penarth Rugby Club.
  • Private Walter B Smith (Manchester Regiment) dies of influenza at age 30. He was the Chauffeur to the Bishop of Sodor, Manchester.
  • Private James Sutherland (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of pneumonia. His brother was killed in action in November 1917 at Cambrai.
  • Private Fred Gleed (Wiltshire Regiment) dies of wounds. He is the last of four brothers who lose their lives as a result of war service.

Thursday 27 November 1918 We Lost 507

Today’s losses include:

  • A Military Chaplain
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Chaplain Evan Edwards dies on service at age 32.
  • Lance Corporal Edward Arthur Giles (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies as home after serving in Italy. His brother was killed in March 1918.
  • Gunner William Stevens (Royal Field Artillery attached Tank Corps) dies at home of influenza. His brother was killed in June of this year.
  • Private John Barsby (Leicestershire Regiment) dies at home at age 31, two days after his brother has died at home.
  • Air Mechanic 2nd Class John Thomas Barnes (Royal Air Force) dies at home at age 23. His brother was killed in action in February 1916.
  • Private Herbert Vickers (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service in Egypt at age 29. His two brothers have already lost their lives in the Great War.

Monday 24 November 1918 We Lost 523

Dudley John Beaumont

Lieutenant Dudley John Beaumont (Gloucestershire Regiment) age 41 dies during the influenza pandemic. He is a member of the ruling family of Sark. He is the husband of Dame Sibyl Mary Collings Beaumont Hathaway, later 21st Seigneur of Sark, and grandfather of the 22nd Seigneur of Sark. His son a Royal Air Force officer, film producer and the husband of actress Mary Lawson will be killed with his wife on 4th May 1941 during the Liverpool Blitz.

 

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the Ruling Family of Sark
  • A General
  • The nephew of a General
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Royal Air Force during the Liverpool Blitz in May 1941
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

 

  • Brigadier General Ernest St George Pratt CB DSO (Durham Light Infantry, Inspector of Infantry Home Forces) dies at home at age 55.
  • Captain Charles Gerard Longmore (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in Palestine at age 27. He is the son of Colonel ‘Sir’ Charles Elton Longmore KCB.
  • Lieutenant Leo Albert Kiburz (Canadian Railway Troops attached Royal Air Force) dies of pneumonia. He is the nephew of General J W Stewart.
  • Private Redvers V Thoday (Royal Fusiliers) dies in Germany at age 18. His brother was killed in May 1917.
  • Private Charles Badcock (Suffolk Regiment) dies on service in Belgium. His brother died of wounds on 7th July 1916 received the 1st the same day Charles was also wounded.
  • Private Percy Geary (King’s Shropshire Light Infantry) dies on active service at age 25. His brother was killed in March of this year.

Thursday 20 November 1918 We Lost 612

William Eric Thomas Avery MC

Today’s losses include:

  • Two Baronets
  • The son of a General
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A published author of poetry
  • A Military Chaplain

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major ‘Sir’ William Eric Thomas Avery MC (Army Service Corps) the 2nd Baronet dies of pneumonia in France at age 28.
  • Major Hugh Thomas Charles Jones-Vaughan (Rifle Brigade) dies on active service in Yemen at age 34. He is the son of Major General Hugh Jones-Vaughan, who also had a son killed in action in the first year of the Great War.
  • Captain ‘Sir’ Charles Grant Burdett (New Zealand Dental Corps) dies on service at home at age 41. He is the 8th Baronet.
  • Lieutenant William Neil Hanna (Royal Field Artillery attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed in Italy observing the Austrian Army’s retreat at age 23. He is the son of the Honorable William J Hanna KC and his step mother will leave money for an annual scholarship character and leadership at Toronto’s Victoria College in his honor.
  • Lieutenant Alfred George Bathurst-Norman (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed in France at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Harry Bathhurst-Norman and the author of a volume of poems entitled “Ditchling Beacon”.
  • Lieutenant Guy Hegan Bloor (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in Italy at age 22. His brothers were killed in August 1914 and January 1918.
  • Chaplain Charles Thomas Claude Jefferys dies on service at home.
  • Second Lieutenant Frank Hutchinson McNay (Royal Air Force) dies of illness at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Edward McNay.
  • ShoeSmith Ernest Chambers (#2 Section Guards Divisional Ammunition Column) dies of bronchial pneumonia at age 32. His brother was killed in June 1917.

Wednesday 19 November 1918 We Lost 562

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Arthur Maughan Humble-Crofts (Royal Field Artillery) dies of pneumonia following influenza at age 35. His brother was killed in action in June 1916 and they are sons of the Reverend William John Humble-Crofts Rector of Waldron.
  • Lieutenant William Hughes (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed in Egypt. He is the third son of the Reverend William Hughes Rector of Hawnby to be killed in the war.
  • Second Lieutenant Eric Russell Wilkie Brown (Punjabis) dies on service at age 20 in Egypt. He is the son of the Reverend William Elmslie Wilkie Brown.
  • Lance Corporal Alfred Smith (Suffolk Regiment) dies of pneumonia and influenza at age 20. His brother died of wounds in October 1917.

Monday 17 November 1918 We Lost 634

George William Edendale Whitehead

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Baronet
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant George William Edendale Whitehead (Royal Field Artillery attached Royal Air Force) dies on service at age 23. His brother will die on service next March.  They are sons of ‘Sir’ George Hugh Whitehead 2nd Baronet.
  • Second Lieutenant B N Parfitt (York and Lancaster Regiment) dies at home at age 23. His brother died in October of this year.
  • 2nd Corporal Archibald Walter Gush MM (Royal Engineers) dies on service at age 25. His brother died on service in August 1916.
  • Private J Reay MM (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme.

Thursday 14 November 1918 We Lost 701

Guy Dodgson

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The son of a schoolmaster

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Guy Dodgson (Hertfordshire Regiment) dies of wounds near Caudry at age 23. His brother has been killed in action in July 1916.
  • Lieutenant Kenneth James Stafford MC (Royal Field Artillery) dies at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend John O Stafford.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles John Norman Adams (Grenadier Guards) dies of wounds received 4th November attacking the line of the Fresnay-Wargnies-Le Petit Road at age 29. He is the son of the Reverend George Augustus Samuel Adams rector of Nettlestead and was a school master prior to the war.
  • Second Lieutenant Eric Albert Coates (New Zealand Machine Gun Corps) dies at home at age 24. His brother was killed in June 1917.
  • Gunner Laurence Ernest Aylwin (Royal Field Artillery) dies in Salonika at age 26. His older brother was killed in September 1914.
  • Private John Fendley (Army Cyclist Corps) dies on active service of influenza and pneumonia at age 37. His brother was killed in the sinking of HMS Aboukir in the first year of the war.