Great War Lives Lost

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

Category: Gallipoli

23 February 1919 We Lost 299

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Baronet
  • A man whose brother was killed in June 1915
  • A family that will lose five sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Evelyn Eyre Greenwell (HMS Research, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies at home at age 32. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Walpole Greenwell, the 1st Baronet.
  • Engineer Sub Lieutenant P A Roy (HMS Sobo Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies on service at home. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in June 1915.
  • Corporal Frank Blakeway (Durham Light Infantry) dies of pneumonia on service. He is one of five brothers who lose their lives in the Great War.

21 December 1918 We Lost 200

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the Women’s Royal Air Force whose brother was killed on Gallipoli in August 1915

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Quarter Mistress Janet E Jones (Women’s Royal Air Force) dies on service at age 28. Her brother was killed in August 1915 on Gallipoli.

14 December 1918 We Lost 246

A General Election is held in Britain.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed in May 1915 on Gallipoli

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain William R Martell (Central Ontario Regiment) dies on service at age 32. He is the son of Archdeacon George Rigby Martell.
  • Corporal Thomas Green (Hussars) dies at age 23. His brother was killed in May 1915 at Gallipoli.

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.

Wednesday 6 November 1918 We Lost 1,523

Alan Arnett McLeod

While on leave back home in Alberta his weakened state leaving him susceptible to the Spanish Influenza pandemic Lieutenant Alan Arnett McLeod VC dies at age 19. He was awarded the Victoria Cross earlier this year.

Sergeant James Hargreaves Morton (East Lancashire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 37.  He is a cotton town Impressionist who is deemed in touch with European trends and movements. He leaves behind more than 400 oils, water colours, pastels and drawings including a self-portrait.

James Hargreaves Morton

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • An Impressionist artist
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • A woman whose brother’s son will be killed in the Royal Air Force in September 1944
  • A woman whose brother was killed
  • A man whose twin was killed last December
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Arthur Derrick Hamer (Northern Cyclist Battalion) is killed at age 24. He is the son of Canon Charles John Hamer Vicar of St Paul’s Newcastle.
  • Captain Henry Norman Aston (York and Lancaster Regiment) dies at home at age 27. He is the son of the late Alderman Aston JP.
  • Captain Henry Bernard Perry (London Regiment) is killed at age 34. He is the son of the late Reverend Roger E Perry.
  • Lieutenant James Alexander Hedderwick (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies on service at age 20. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Surgeon Sub Lieutenant Eugene Arthur Pearson (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies of pneumonia at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend J G Pearson.
  • Corporal Alfred Carey MM (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in December 1915.
  • Sapper Frank Hollyman (Royal Engineers) dies of pneumonia in Italy at age 26. His twin brother died of wounds last December.
  • Private John William Kingsland (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend John P Kingsland of St Congregational Church, St. Helier, Jersey.
  • Private George Arthur Howe (Northamptonshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His older brother died of wounds in September 1914.
  • Telegraphist Kenneth Lawrence Jakes (HMS Queen Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies in Italy at age 18. His brother will die next month.
  • Mate Ernest Black (HMT Afternoon) dies in France at age 27. His brother will die at home one month later.
  • Private Victor Moss Brabenetz (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in August 1915.
  • Member Marguerite Gertrude Woodcock (Woman’s Royal Air Force) dies of pneumonia at age 18. Her brother’s son will be killed serving in the Royal Air Force in September 1944.
  • Mechanic Driver Winifred Mary Grace J C Smith-Sligo (Women’s Legion Army Service Corps) dies on service at age 18. Her brother was killed in September 1914.

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.

Saturday 26 October 1918 We Lost 1,380

Chaplain Charles A Sparling

Lieutenant Jules Edward Ferrand (Royal Air Force) takes part in an engagement with a large hostile formation. Singling out a Fokker he attacks it at close range, driving it down to crash.  Being isolated from his companions he turns to regain our lines but is at once attacked by seven Fokkers, who keep up a running fight for many miles. He maintains a stout defense against these long odds, crashing two of the enemy machines, and eventually reaching our lines with all his ammunition exhausted.

The 8th Royal Berkshire Regiment advances after a barrage at Le Cateau and is immediately met with opposition from machine gun posts.  Many men do not make it out of our trenches.

  • Private Thomas Blakey MM (Royal Berkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 32. His brother died on service in March 1915.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • The son of the 1st Lord Glanusk
  • A 12-victory ace
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A member of the Dickinson Silver Band
  • A man whose son will be killed in June 1942
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Hyla Napier Holden DSO (Indian Cavalry commanding 1st Lancers Indian Army) dies in Beirut at age 47. He is the son of the Reverend Oswald Mangin Holden Rector of Steeple Langford and served on the North West Frontier in 1908.
  • Captain ‘the Honorable’ John Lancelot Bailey (South Wales Borderers) dies on service in India at age 39. He is the son of the 1st Lord Glanusk and his brother was killed in August 1915.
  • Lieutenant Henry Coyle Rath DFC (Royal Air Force) a twelve-victory ace is accidentally killed when he collides with Lieutenant Roderick Sutherland Gunn MacLean over Tournai less than two weeks after being part of an action that will win him the Distinguished Flying Cross. Lieutenant MacLean will die of his injuries tomorrow.
  • Lieutenant Maurice Neville Meredith MC (Mysore Lancers Indian Army) dies on service at Beirut at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend William Henry Fitzgerald Meredith Vicar of Neen Savage.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Charles A Sparling (Canadian Army Chaplains Department) dies on service at home at age 37.
  • Gunner Sydney Herbert Goodman (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 28. He is a member of the Dickinson Silver Band.
  • Private Thomas Fairclough Hall (Lancashire Regiment) died of wounds received two days prior at age 24. One of his brothers was killed in April 1917 while his first committed suicide the day after war was declared.
  • Private Allen Pettengell Whitfield (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. His brother was killed in April 1916.
  • Private T D Thomas (Welsh Fusiliers) dies at Gibraltar at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend John Thomas.
  • Boy 1st Class (HMS Carnarvon) dies of illness at age 16. His brother was killed on HMS Good Hope in November 1914.
  • Private Arthur Roberts (South Staffordshire Regiment) dies of pneumonia at age 23. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in August 1915.
  • Private James Cross Holcroft (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 27. His son will be killed in June 1942.

Friday 25 October 1918 We Lost 1,614

Oliver Walter Sichel

East of Maing, France the 1st/6th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders face an enemy counter attack that turns their left flank. As the enemy continues to advance and his company’s ammunition is exhausted Lieutenant William Davidson Bissett mounts a railway embankment under heavy fire and calls for a bayonet charge which drives the enemy back with heavy loss. After another charge his establishes his line saving a critical situation. For his actions Lieutenant Bissett will be awarded the Victoria Cross.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Regimental Commander in the Royal Engineers
  • The brother of the composer Patrick Hadley who lost a let in the Great War
  • The son of a member of Parliament
  • The grandson of a member of Parliament
  • A man whose father will fund the Oliver Schel Award for singing at Harrow
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A man who will lose two half-brothers in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain
  • The son of the Headmaster at Uppingham School
  • The husband of the Headmistress of a Catholic School in Glasgow who will miscarry twins upon receiving the news of his loss

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Colonel Arthur Houssemayne Du Boulay DSO (commanding Royal Engineers) dies of influenza at Fillevres. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Captain Peyton Sheldon Hadley (Northamptonshire Regiment) dies at age 23 of influenza having been seriously wounded and invalided home. His younger brother is the composer Patrick Hadley who will also be wounded in the closing weeks of the war, losing a leg, but surviving.
  • Captain Oliver Walter Sichel (Warwickshire Regiment) dies of wounds received the previous day at Vendegies at age 26. His brother was killed in February 1915. His father will fund the Oliver Sichel Prize for singing at Harrow after his death. They are grandsons of John Holms MP for Hackney.
  • Lieutenant Thistle Robinson MC (Royal Fusiliers) the son of ‘Sir’ Richard and Lady Jeanie Robinson is killed in action at age 26.
  • Lieutenant George Vinvent Carus Selwyn (Royal Field Artillery) dies of pneumonia at age 21. He is son of the Reverend Edward Carus Selwyn DD Headmaster of Uppingham School and has two half-brothers who have been killed previously in the war.
  • Second Lieutenant Ross Martin (Tank Corps) dies of wounds at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend D J Martin.
  • Temporary Paymaster Sub Lieutenant William Percy Brace (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies of pneumonia at age 26. He is the son of the Right Honorable William Brace MP.
  • Second Lieutenant John Wyatt (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 26. His brother died on service five weeks ago.
  • Chaplain Basil Jones (attached Royal Garrison Artillery) dies on service at age 32.
  • Sergeant Thomas Kirk Dennis (Leicestershire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 32. His brother was killed in September 1917.
  • Sergeant James W Watt (Black Watch) is killed at age 31 by a sniper. His brother died of wounds in July 1916.
  • Private Bernard Burns (Highland Light Infantry) is killed in action in Mesopotamia at age 35. He is the husband of the headmistress of a Catholic School in Glasgow.  His wife has a miscarriage of their twins when she receives the new that he is “missing, presumed dead”.
  • Private Harry Richard Foulger (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in November 1914.
  • Private Arthur Perry (West Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 30. His brother was killed in July 1917.
  • Private Nelson Charles Burton (Norfolk Regiment) dies of wounds at 47th Casualty Clearing Station at age 27. His younger brother was killed on Gallipoli in December 1915.
  • Private Frank Leslie Parker (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed last October.
  • Private Alfred Andrew (East Kent Regiment) is killed near St Souplet at age 18. His two older brothers were killed earlier in the war.
  • Private Charles D Roberts (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds. He is the son of the late Reverend T N Roberts.
  • Private Fred Pickford (Cheshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 23 received two days before. His brother was killed less than three weeks before.

Thursday 24 October 1918 We Lost 1,823

son of Colin Archibald Mungo Park

40th squadron moves from Bryas to Aniche on the Douai-Denain road.

Lance Corporal Colin Archibald Mungo Park (Royal Sussex Regiment) is killed in action at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Mungo Park. In June 1941 his son, a World War II Royal Air Force ace will be shot down and killed by German Lufwaffe ace Wilhelm Balthasar who will die in combat less than one week later. Both of the younger men lost their fathers serving in their respective armies in the Great War.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose son an RAF ace will be shot down and killed by German ace who will be killed within a week in June 1941 who also lost his father in the Great War
  • Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • A member of the Penarth Rugby Football Club
  • Two Military Chaplains
  • A man who son will be killed in December 1940
  • A man whose brother was killed in the Great War and his son will be killed in the Second World War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Gordon Gordon-Smith (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in December 1915.
  • Captain Victor Hubert Thornton (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Edward Thornton, late Vicar of Ancroft.
  • Lieutenant William Bannister Augustus Pickop (Royal Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 22. His brother died of wounds in June 1917 and they are sons of the Reverend Canon Pickop Vicar of Hatcliffe.
  • Second Lieutenant Rowland Hurst Bourne (Sussex Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of Rowland Manlove Bourne JP.
  • Second Lieutenant Cyril de Clare Yeld (Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached Supply and Transport Corps) dies on service in India. He is a member of the Penarth Rugby Club.
  • Second Lieutenant Horace Burnaby Cooper (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Horace Rowsell Cooper Vicar of Thornton.
  • Chaplains William Edgar Jones (attached Yorkshire Regiment) age 30 and Richard William Dugdale MC (Norfolk Regiment) die on active service He is the son of the Reverend Sydney Dugdale Rector of Whitchurch.
  • Lance Corporal Ben Mingay (Suffolk Regiment) is killed at age 33. His son will be killed in December 1940.
  • Private George Arthur Ginns (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 35. His brother was killed in December 1916 and his son will be killed on 28th May 1943 while serving with the Norfolk Regiment.
  • Pioneer Hubert William Duncan Brewster (Royal Engineers) dies of illness at age 42. His brother died of wounds in January 1917.
  • Private Harry Desborough (Machine Gun Company) is killed at age 29. His brother was killed in October 1916.
  • Private John William Lance Slee (Warwickshire Regiment) dies of illness at age 18. His brother died of illness in November 1914.
  • Private Frederick Arthur (Hampshire Regiment) dies of malaria on Salonika having been released after three years as a prisoner of war in Bulgaria.
  • Private Bertie Atkiss (West Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Private Aubrey Henry Simmonds (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed near Haussy, Cambrai at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Charles S Simmonds Vicar of Exhall.
  • Gunner Thomas Lang (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 33. His brother will die on service in the Royal Navy next July.
  • Private Wilfred Simpson (Royal Marines HMS Hussar) dies in Italy. He is the third of four brothers who lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Joseph Robert Calder-Smith (Army Pay Corps) dies on service at age 42. His brother was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
  • Private Charles Horace Dunkley (Sherwood Foresters) is killed. His brother was killed in November 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Private Thomas Wortley Raitt (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 23. His twin brother was killed last May.
  • Private William Ernest Haynes (Somerset Light Infantry) is killed at age 25. His is one of three brothers who lose their lives in the Great War.

Tuesday 22 October 1918 We Lost 1,288

Julian L’Estrange

Brigadier General Edward John Granet Commanding Royal Artillery dies of wounds at age 60.   The wounds he died of were received at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 13th August 1915.

Near Hoogemolen, Belgium, Lieutenant David Stuart McGregor VC (Royal Scots) conceals his guns on a limber under the bank of a sunken road, but immediately the troops advance they are subjected to such intense enfilade machine-gun fire that he realises it is impossible to get the guns carried forward without great delay. Having ordered the teams to take a safer route, he lays flat on the limber, the driver then gallops forward under the heaviest machine-gun fire to cover beyond, the guns are put into action and the advance resums. Lieutenant McGregor continues directing the fire until he is killed at age 23. For his actions he will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

Today’s losses include:

  • A silent screen and Broadway actor
  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • A Brigadier General
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Charles Holbrook Rosling (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) is killed at agae 36. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Douglas Rosling Rector of Caerhays.
  • Lieutenant George William Kenneth Smith (Royal Air Force) dies of wounds at age 19 having been wounded in the throat he flew 30 miles and made a perfect landing at his aerodrome.
  • Second Lieutenant Ernest Llewelyn Rees (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend D M Rees.
  • Second Lieutenant Julian L’Estrange (Royal Flying Corps) dies of pneumonia and influenza at age 38. He is a stage actor who made his debut as the cupbearer in Herod at His Majesty’s Theatre in October 1900. He also appeared as Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing at Drury Lane in The Sins of Society. He frequently appeared with his wife the actress Constance Hardy and appeared on Broadway regularly between 1908 and 1916 and in several silent films. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in Canada but as later discharged on medical reasons.
  • Corporal James Robertson (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 34. His brother was killed in June of last year.
  • Private Arthur Thomas William Oke (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) dies on active service in India. His brother was killed in February of this year.
  • Private James William Evans (Machine Gun Corps) dies on service at home at age 36. His brother died of wounds in France last July.
  • Private James William Evans (Machine Gun Corps) dies at home at age 36. His brother died of wounds in July.
  • Leading Signalman (Frederick Albert Habgood) HMS Victory dies at home of influenza. His brother died of wounds in July 1916.
  • Sapper Charles Edward Angus Thorburn (Royal Engineers) dies at home at age 29. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas James Thorburn.