Great War Lives Lost

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

Category: Australian Infantry

23 March 1919 We Lost 122

Major Henry Hunter Griffith (Australian Army Medical Corps) dies on service in England at age 31. His brother was killed in August 1916.

9 February 1919 We Lost 259

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Alfred Selwyn Basil Jones ((Canadian Railway Troops) dies in England at age 37. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Jones of Llanfair.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Albert Edward Bates (Australian Army Chaplains Department) dies on service at age 34.

Sunday 10 November 1918 We Lost 974

Francis Edmund Storrs

The last ship sunk in the war is the paddle minesweeper Ascot when she is torpedoed by UB-67 off the Faroe Islands in the North Sea. Fifty-three are killed including

  • Stoker 2nd Class Charles Edward Mafeking Gardner. His brother was killed in November 1917.

H M Trawler Renarro (Skipper Simon Fairnie, Royal Naval Reserve) is sunk by a mine in the Dardanelles killing twelve of her crew including her skipper at age 38.

Lieutenant William Stanley Jenkins crashes an enemy two-seater, and later destroys a Fokker, in addition to attacking enemy troops and transport with marked success.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Justice of the Peace and brother of a Brigadier General
  • A Nursing Sister who has had two brothers killed in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Edmund Hamilton Giffard (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 31. His has had two brothers who have been killed previously in the war.
  • Captain Henry Maitland Maitland (Intelligence Corps) dies at Cherbourg of pneumonia following influenza. He is the son of the late Arthur Maitland JP and only brother of Brigadier General E M Maitland DSO (Royal Air Force).  He is a regular contributor to the Bystander.
  • Lieutenant Henry Harvey Dowse (Army Service Corps attached Royal Air Force) dies of wounds at Genoa at age 24. His brother was killed in August 1915 and they are sons of the Reverend Canon John Clarence Dowse Rector of Monkstown.
  • Lieutenant Francis Edmund Storrs (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies of illness at home at age 35. He is the son of John Storrs Dean of Rochester.
  • Second Lieutenant George Emerson Dowler age 25 and Second Lieutenant William Gordon Coulthurst (Royal Air Force) age 20 collide while on an offensive patrol, both pilots are killed. They are the only two British casualties of the war buried in Montbliart Communal Cemetery.
  • Private Charlie Handcock (Australian Infantry) dies of pneumonia at age 39. His brother was killed landing at Gallipoli in April 1915.
  • Sister Mabel Helen Whishaw (New Zealand Army Nursing Services) dies on service at home. Her two brothers have already lost their lives in the Great War.

Sunday 3 November 1918 We Lost 1,212

George Raymond Dallas Moor VC

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • The brother of a Victoria Cross winner previously killed
  • A member of the Editorial Staff of the Oregonian
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A nurse whose brother was previously killed and is the daughter of a member of the clergy
  • A man who unknown to him his wife died yesterday and his 11-year old son and name sake will die tomorrow
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A man whose twin was killed earlier and whose son will be killed in June 1943

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Greville Havergal Shaw (Canadian Engineers) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed in April 1917 and they are sons of the Reverend William Henry Shaw Rector of Stapleton.
  • Captain Walter Adam (Royal East Kent Yeomanry attached Machine Gun Corps) dies at home. His brother was killed in January 1916.
  • Captain Tom G M Parker (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at home. His brother was killed in November 1916.
  • Lieutenant George Raymond Dallas Moor VC MC (Hampshire Regiment) dies of Spanish Influenza at Mouvaux, France at age 22. He was awarded the Victoria Cross on Gallipoli in 1915.
  • Lieutenant John McClelland Adie (Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade) dies of wounds at age 35. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Nurse Margaret Carew (Voluntary Aid Detachment) dies on service at age 28. Her brother was killed in October 1914 and they are children of the Reverend Henry William Carew Vicar of Rattery.
  • Nurse Gwynedd Violet Llewellyn (Voluntary Aid Detachment) dies on service of influenza at age 19. She is the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel A OBE and Lady Llewellyn.
  • Ordinary Seaman Walter Daniel Fairbrass (Royal Navy, HMS Pembroke) dies at home at age 18. He is the third brother to die in the Great War of six who served.
  • Private George Francis Stoney (British Columbia Regiment) is killed in action at age 46. He was a member of the Editorial Staff of “The Oregonian”, of Portland, Oregon.
  • Driver Thomas Ernest Scotcher (Royal Engineers) dies in a military hospital at age 22. His brother was killed in September 1914.
  • Private David Beaumont Kester (Northamptonshire Regiment) dies on service at home at age 28. His twin brother was killed in September 1917 and his son will be killed in June 1943 at age 26.
  • Private Leon Guy Austen (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies at home at age 38. His brother died on service in India in August 1916.
  • Private Frederick Ernest Barker (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 29. Unknown to him his wife died yesterday of pneumonia and his 11-week old son, his namesake, will die tomorrow.
  • Private Frederick William Beatham (Army Service Corps) dies on service at age 32. He is the middle of three brothers who will lose their lives this year including Robert Matthew Beatham a Victoria Cross winner who was killed last August.
  • Private William Edward Hermon (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His brother was killed last August.
  • Sapper John Latimer Owen (Canadian Railway Troops) is killed at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend John Robert Blayney Owen Rector of Bradwell on Sea.
  • Driver William Smith (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private George H Rolfe (Australian Army Medical Corps) dies on service at sea at age 31. His brother died of wounds in July 1916.
  • Gunner Edward Steer (South African Field Artillery) dies on service at age 19. His brother was killed in December 1917.

Friday 1 November 1918 We Lost 1,568

Alleyne Kingsley Conan Doyle

Before Valenciennes a platoon of the Saskatchewan Regiment has a machine-gun open up on it. Without hesitation Sergeant Hugh Cairns DCM seizes a Lewis gun and single-handed in the face of direct fire he rushes the post killing the crew of five and capturing the gun. Later when the line is held up by machine gun fire he again rushes forward killing 12 enemy and capturing 18 and two guns. Subsequently when the advance is held up by more machine guns and field guns, although wounded, he leads a small party to outflank them, killing many, forcing about 50 to surrender and capturing all the guns. After consolidation he accompanies a battle patrol to exploit Marly and forces 60 of the enemy to surrender. While disarming this party he is severely wounded. Nevertheless, he opens fire and inflicts heavy losses. Finally he is rushed by about ten enemy and collapses from weakness and loss of blood. He will be awarded the last Canadian Victoria Cross earned in the war and will die of his wounds tomorrow.

Captain Alexander Beck (60 Royal Air Force) scores his squadrons last victory of the war, shooting down a Fokker D.VII.

The submarine G7 (Lieutenant Charles Arthur Campbell Russell) is reported lost when she fails to arrive at her base at Blyth, Northumberland. The last communication with the boat was on 23rd October.  Her entire crew of 31 is lost.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A man fatally wounded winning the Victoria Cross
  • Multiple Military Chaplains
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A professor of English at the University of Bristol
  • An Australian Rules footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Charles Henry Vernon Smith (Canadian Army Medical Corps) dies of pneumonia at age 32. He is the son of the Reverend William Smith.
  • Captain Alleyne Kingsley Conan Doyle (Hampshire Regiment) dies of influenza at home aggravated by wounds received in action at age 24. He is the son of the Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Rowland Skemp (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 36 at Le Cateau. He is a professor of English at the University of Bristol and the son of the Reverend T R Skemp.
  • Lieutenant William Holmes St John Lyons (Middlesex Regiment) dies in England at age 29. He is the son of the late Right Honorable W H H Lyons.
  • Chaplain 4th Class the Reverend Harold William Wood (attached Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of pneumonia as a result of influenza at age 31. He is the Vicar of Norton and son of the Reverend Arthur Wood Rector of St John’s Clerkenwell.
  • Chaplain Basil Robert Streeten (Lancashire Fusiliers) dies on service.
  • Driver Samuel Hainsworth (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 28. His brother was killed in April.
  • Driver Albert Woodey (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 18. His brother was killed in the Navy in July 1918.
  • Private Arthur Moulson (Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds as a prisoner of war at age 28. He was taken prisoner on 27th May at Crayonne, on the Chemin des Dames. His brother was killed in action in November 1917.
  • Private Albert O’Connell (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds in Wales received on service two months earlier. He is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda.
  • Private Leonard John Redler (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Private Edwin Burchett (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 40. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the war.
  • Private Peter Downs (South Wales Borderers) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1916.

Wednesday 30 October 1918 We Lost 1,185

Jack Lindsay Doubleday

Lieutenant Frederick Stanley Gordon (Royal Air Force) achieves his last victory when he shoots down an enemy balloon over Quaremont. Lieutenant V Voss and Sergeant Ernest Antcliffe (Royal Air Force) achieve a victory over a victory a Fokker D.VII in their BF2b north of Beciers, while Lieutenant J Baird and Sergeant Charles Hill of the same squadron achieve a victory over a Fokker at Herquegnies.

The Armistice between the Entente Powers and Turkey is signed at Mudros on the island of Lemnos.

HMCS Galiano (Lieutenant Robert Mayes Pope RNCVR) goes down in the Pacific Ocean with a loss of thirty-eight officers and men. The wireless station at Triangle, British Columbia, receives an urgent message from Galiano requesting immediate assistance. A heavy southeast gale is raging in Barkley Sound at the time. As soon as the message is received, all ships in the immediate vicinity and approaching the direction of Galiano, are notified, but nothing further is seen or heard of her.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two families that will lose FIVE sons in the Great War
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A man whose son will be killed in October 1940
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The grandson of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose father was killed in August 1916
  • An Australian Rules footballer
  • A Midlands Rugby XV player versus the All-Blacks

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Henry Wyndham Francis Blackmore Farrer MC (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 24. He is the son the Reverend Canon Farrer. He played for the Midlands Counties Rugby XV versus the New Zealand All Blacks and was wounded six times previously.
  • Captain George Reinhold Barclay (General List, formerly Suffolk Regiment) is killed in action at age 36. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Thomas Barclay Kt.
  • Captain Norman Langley Buckham (Royal Army Ordnance Corps) is killed in action at age 29. He is the son of ‘Sir’ George Thomas Buckham.
  • Dentist and Lieutenant Jack Lindsay Doubleday (Australian Dental Corps) a former Australian rules footballer who played 43 games scoring 21 goals for University and Melbourne dies of influenza at sea en route to the front at age 28.
  • Lieutenant Frederick Arthur Hamilton Sharp (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 24. His father was killed in August 1916 and he is the grandson of the Reverend J P Sharp.
  • Second Lieutenant Augustus Paget DFC (Royal Air Force) is killed in action in Italy at age 20. He was a three-time victor over enemy aircraft, brought down one enemy kite balloon and sent one machine down out of control before his death.  Two of his four brothers have been previously killed in the Great War.
  • Sapper Walter Henry Nudds (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 20. His brother died of wounds in July 1916.
  • Writer 1st Class Herbert Francis Prior (HMS Pembroke, Royal Navy) becomes the last of six brothers to die in the service of their country when he dies at Chatham. Four of his brothers were killed in the Great War while the eldest was accidentally killed in 1912 while serving on HMS King Edward VII.
  • Private Arthur Edward Lewis (Canadian Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds at age 46. He is the son of the Very Reverend Evan Lewis the Dean of Bangor.
  • Private Daniel Munn (Highland Light Infantry) dies of wounds in Baghdad at age 34. He is the last of five brothers to be killed in the Great War.
  • Private Stephen Alfred Twyman (Labour Corps) is killed at age 38. His son will be killed in October 1940.

Tuesday 29 October 1918 We Lost 1,371

Edward John Parfett

Gunner Edward John Parfett MM (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 22. Ned Parfett was the 16-year-old newsboy selling morning papers and holding the banner headline on the street-corner in London on the April morning in 1912 which announced the sinking of the Titanic. The photograph has become an iconic image, symbolising the shock and disbelief that greeted news of the disaster. Parfett joined the British Army in 1916, serving as a dispatch-rider and an observer on the Western Front, being mentioned in dispatches. Today he is about to head home on leave when he pauses to collect some fresh clothes from a quartermaster’s store just behind the lines near Valceniennes. At that moment, it is struck by an artillery shell and Parfett is killed. He is one of four brothers all of whom served in the war, the other three survived.

The Battle on the Piave turns as the Austrian forces attempt a final resistance on the Monticano but are broken.  Although enemy reinforcements are brought up to hold the line a breach is made which fundamentally splits the two Austrian Armies and a rout quickly develops.

The Admiralty trawler Thomas Cornwall (Skipper John Slater RNR) is sunk after a collision off Flamborough Head with a loss of twenty.  Her skipper is killed at age 29.

Today’s losses include:

  • The 16-year-old newsboy selling morning papers and holding the banner headline on the street-corner in London on the April morning in 1912 which announced the sinking of the Titanic in the photo above
  • The son of a General
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major William Henry Egerton Dickinson (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 38. He is the son of the late Major General William Rice Dickinson (Royal Engineers).
  • Captain George Hugh Richardson (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 38 in Italy. He is the son of the Reverend William Richardson Vicar of Poulton le Fylde.
  • Captain John Towlson Morgan (Welsh Fusiliers attached Royal Air Force) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Ernest Arundell Morgan Vicar of St Andrew’s.
  • Lieutenant Harold Francis Box (Essex Regiment attached Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 23. His is the son of the late Reverend C F Box Vicar of South Benfleet and had been an undergraduate of Keble College, Oxford.
  • Company Sergeant Major Daniel Evershed (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 33 becoming the third brother to be killed this year.
  • Corporal Arthur Newton Hooker (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed last August.
  • Lance Corporal Tom Buckle (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 22. He is the third brother to be killed since September 1916.
  • Private William W Swan (Army Service Corps) dies of pneumonia at age 26 at home. His brother was killed in December 1914. +Driver James Wishart Gorrie (Australian Field Artillery) dies of pneumonia at age 30. His brother was killed in April 1916.

Wednesday 23 October 1918 We Lost 2,367

The 1st Middlesex Regiment is ordered to assault German positions near Montay located in the forest.  They capture 200 German prisoners but suffer heavy casualties themselves.

  • Lieutenant Alexander Charles Thomas Kroenig-Ryan (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Alexander Solomon Kroenig-Ryan Vicar of Parkeston.
  • Sergeant Alfred John Emery (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother was killed in April 1915.

The 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment in position at Le Cateau is ordered to attack an objective known as Richemont Hill.  The attack made across high ground causing many casualties in the battalion.

  • Private Augustus Webb (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed in November 1916.
  • Private James Knibbs (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed in April 1917.
  • Private Robert Christopher Prentice (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed. His brother died of wounds in March 1917.

Captain Roy Edward Dodds (Royal Air Force) successfully leads a bombing formation home intact from Leuze in failing light while under attack from ten Fokker biplanes, three of which his formation brings down.  Second Lieutenant James Herbert Grahame (Royal Air Force) while on a bombing raid to Hirson railway junction, although late in the afternoon with the visibility very poor through heavy ground mist, obtains two direct hits on the railway, one of which causes a very large fire.

Communications are lost with the submarine G7 (Lieutenant Commander Arthur Campbell Russell) during a North Sea patrol.  A week later she is declared lost.

The “Passage of the Piave” during the final Battle of Vittoria-Veneto begins.  It will end with the Armistice of 4th November.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Baronet whose brother was the first officer killed in the Great War, whose father was killed in the South Africa War and whose son will be killed in the Second World War
  • Aces
    • 8-victory
    • 5-victory
  • The son of another Baronet
  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • A man whose mother will be killed during the blitz in March 1941
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families who will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A man whose twin has been previously killed
  • A woman whose brother was killed in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Walter Balfour Barttelot DSO (Coldstream Guards) the 3rd Baronet and former military attaché at Teheran is murdered in his bed by a jealous husband in Tehran Persia at age 28. His brother has been the first Royal Navy officer killed in war in August 1914.  He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Barttelot, on 23rd July 1900, after his father, ‘Sir’ Walter George Barttelot, 2nd Baronet, was killed in action during the South Africa War and his son will be killed in action as a Brigadier on 16th August 1944.
  • Captain Thomas Walter Nash DFC (Royal Air Force) is killed at age 26. He is an 8-victory ace.
  • Captain Frank Oswald Spensley (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies at home at age 39. He is the son of the Reverend James Spensley.
  • Captain Hector Charles Seymour Munro MC (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Hector Munro, the 11th Baronet.
  • Captain Eric Victor Morse MC (West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 26. His twin brother was killed on 7th December 1917.
  • Lieutenant Alfred James Baddeley (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the brother of the Reverend Walter H Baddeley.
  • Captain Kenneth Carlyle Gill MC (Cambridgeshire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) dies of injuries received as a result of a flying accident the previous day at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Tidman Gill.
  • Lieutenant William Huntriss (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment attached Gold Coast Regiment) is killed in Ghana at age 32. His brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Lieutenant William Norman Stubbs (Cheshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Frederick William Stubbs Vicar of Arbury.
  • Lieutenant H W Trelawny (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Frank E Trelawny.
  • Lieutenant Osborne John Orr (Royal Air Force) a five-victory ace is killed in action at age 23.
  • Sergeant Henry James Nicholas VC MM (Canterbury Regiment) is killed near Beaudigniesa when a German patrol charges into his post on a flank guarding a bridge over the River Ecaillon. He is killed by heavy gun fire at age 27. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for actions performed on 3rd December 1917.
  • Corporal Harry Francis Gully (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 21. His brother was killed in November 1917.
  • Private Percy Benwell (Welsh Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His older brother was killed in March 1917.
  • Private Charles D B Mowat (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies of wounds at Selle. His brother was killed in August of last year.
  • Driver Patrick Ahern (Royal Engineers) dies on service at Ramleh. His mother will die of wounds received 31st March 1941 during an air raid on Stirling at age 80.
  • Worker Rose Cotton (Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps) dies on service at age 26. Her brother was killed in action in 1916.
  • Rifleman Bernard William King (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 30. He is the son of the Reverend William Templeton King Vicar of Christ Church Ealing London.
  • Private Ernest Harold Lane (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed in action. His brother was killed earlier this year.
  • Private James Murray (Royal Scots) is killed at age 22. He is the last of three brothers who are killed over a three-year time frame.
  • Gunner Arnold Alexander Macully (Australian Field Artillery) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Alexander Macully Vicar of Brighton South Australia.

Monday 21 October 1918 We Lost 1,168

Major Richard Hugh McGillycuddy MC (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service in England at age 34.  He is the son of “The McGillycuddy of The Reeks” a member of Irish nobility and active member of the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of “The McGillycuddy of The Reeks”
  • A Military Chaplain
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A man whose first cousin will die as a Prisoner of War in August 1943
  • An Australian Rules footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Roger Dawson Duffield Brownson (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies of pneumonia in India following gas wounds at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend F Brownson.
  • Lieutenant John Fraser Follit (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Indian Lancers) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in August 1916.
  • Chaplain C W Hodder dies on service at home.
  • Private Arthur Edward Green (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) is killed by shell fire at age 19. His older brother was killed in January of last year.
  • Private Joe Ward (Durham Light Infantry) dies at home of wounds received in action at age 26. His brother died of tuberculosis in February 1918.
  • Gunner Albert Trower (Royal Marine Artillery) dies of pneumonia at age 32. His brother was killed in November 1916.
  • Private Leslie James Lochlan Cubbins (Australian Infantry) is killed. His brother died of illness in August 1918.
  • Driver Harry Revitt (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in India at age 28. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private Sidney Addley (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed. His 1st cousin will die of cholera as a Royal Air Force prisoner of war in August 1943.
  • Private William Newlands (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private Samuel Cleland Campbell (Australian Reinforcements) dies of influenza and pneumonia en-route to England at Freetown Sierra Leone. In 1910 he played for Collingwood in the Victoria Football League and his cousin will die on service.
  • Private John Lovery (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed in September of last year.

Monday 7 October 1918 We Lost 830

Vivian Pemberton grave

Captain Vivian Telfer Pemberton MC (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed in action at age 24.  His brother was killed in December 1914.  He wrote the following poem called War Meditations.

When the snow lies crisp and sparkling o’re the frozen sea of mud

Which lies round Combles and Peronne;

When your veins are full of icicles instead of warm red blood

And your circulation’s absolutely gone;

When your fingers get so numb your glasses won’t stay near your eyes,

And your tired of watching movement in Bapaume,

Don’t you sometimes feel you’d like to have a really damned good cry,

When your thoughts begin to turn towards your home

 

When you’re passing Ginchy corner and the Hun begins to strafe,

And you want to throw yourself down in the mud,

But your daren’t because yo kow that the telephonist would laugh

So you can but hope the next will be a dud,

‘When you get to your O.P. and find you’ve worked your factors wrong.

And you’re well within the hundred per cent zone,

Have you never felt that feeling when your whole soul seems to long

For home, a dog, or wife to call your own.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Great War Poet
  • A Battalion commander
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The son of an Alderman and Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Leonard Montague Greenwood DSO MC (commanding 13th Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Greenwood.
  • Captain Laurence Hilton Hopkins (Cambridgeshire Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the son of the Reverend George Hanslip Hopkins Rector of Chigwell Row.
  • Second Lieutenant Albert Lockwood (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at age 26. He is the son of Alderman H Lockwood JP.
  • Bombardier Thomas George Herweg (1st Australian Field Artillery) is killed at age 22. His brother died in Cairo in September 1915.