Great War Lives Lost

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Category: Gallipoli

Sunday 20 October 1918 We Lost 1,732

Francis Granger Quigley

The monitor M21 strikes two mines off Ostend killing five.  She manages to steam to Dover but sinks there.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • 33-victory ace
  • 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
  • A Liverpool City Police officer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Bryan John Jones DSO (Leinster Regiment commanding 15th Irish Rifles) is killed at age 44.
  • Captain Francis Granger Quigley DSO MC (Royal Air Force) dies of influenza in Liverpool two days after returning from serving as an instructor in Canada at age 24. He is a thirty-three-victory ace.
  • Captain Noel Martyn Saunders (Border Regiment) is killed at age 35. He is the son of the Reverend Clement Morgan Saunders Rector of Rumboldswyke.
  • Lieutenant Walter Randall Tilling (Royal Naval Reserve) dies at home at age 36. He is the son of the late Alderman George John Tilling JP.
  • Second Lieutenant James Martin Tolson (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 20. His brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Second Lieutenant John Haslip Fletcher (Scots Guards) is killed at age 20. His brother died on service at home in October two years ago.
  • Second Lieutenant Edward Westcott King (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 36. He is the son of the late Reverend E G King DD.
  • Private John Pryce (Welsh Guards) a member of the Liverpool City Police is killed in action at age 27.
  • Private William Edward Norman Baker (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1917.
  • Private Arthur Brennan (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed on Gallipoli in 1915.
  • Private Charles Wellavise (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in August 1915.
  • Rifleman Alfred Thomas Watson (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in October 1915.

Thursday 10 October 1918 We Lost 1,657

Royal Mail Ship S S Leinster (Captain William Birch) operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, serving as the Dublin-Holyhead mail-boat is torpedoed by the U-boat UB-123.  Having departed the Dublin ferry port at Kingstown (now re-named Dun Laoghaire) she is sunk just outside Dublin Bay at a point four miles east of the Kish light.  When she goes down 501 people perished — the greatest single loss of life at sea in the Irish Sea.  Despite many previous requests for a naval escort the Admiralty relied on the Leinster’s speed as her only protection from U-boat attack. She had been unsuccessfully attacked before but the torpedoes missed their target.

On her final morning she carries a crew of 77 and 694 passengers, of whom 500 are soldiers.  Initially UB-123 fires two torpedoes; one misses, passing harmlessly across the ship’s bow, but the other strikes the Leinster mid-ship forward of the bridge.  The ship begins to settle very slowly bow down in the water. In response to her distress call the British destroyers HMS Lively and HMS Mallard go to her assistance.  It is believed that at this stage she could have been saved by being towed back into Dublin or Dun Laoghaire harbour but the captain of the submarine decides to administer the coup de grace and finish her off with a third torpedo.  This he does as the Leinster continues taking on water and is disembarking her passengers into the lifeboats in rough seas. One hundred seventy-six of the 757 people on board are lost, including

  • Captain Birch who has been wounded in the initial attack and drowns when the lifeboat he is in swamps in heavy seas and capsizes while trying to transfer survivors to HMS Mallard. Others killed include
  • Lieutenant Commander George Richard Colin Campbell (Royal Navy Compass Department) age 34 the superintendent of the Magnetic Compass Department and inventor of the Campbell-Bennett aperiodic compass who is travelling with his wife and 4½ year old daughter. All are lost. He is the son of the Reverend Edward F Campbell.
  • Clerk shorthand typist Josephine Carr (Women’s Royal Naval Service) killed at age 19 after being in the service less than 30 days. She is the first WREN killed on active service.
  • Able Seaman David White (HMS Pembroke) is lost at age 41. His wife is pregnant and will name their son George Paul Leinster White.
  • Lieutenant Anchitel Edward Fletcher Boughey (Rifle Brigade) drowns at age 26. He is the son of the Reverend Anchitel Harry Fletcher Boughey (Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge).
  • Captain Harold Locke (Irish Regiment) is killed at age 45. He is the son of Frederick Locke DL JP.
  • Captain Robert Ernest Lee (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed at age 35. His brother was killed in action on Gallipoli in August 1915 and they are sons of the late Edward Lee JP.
  • Second Lieutenant Douglas Gilbert Hayward Aldworth (Berkshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Ernest Aldworth Vicar of Laverstock.
  • J Shaw-Jones dies of injuries received in the sinking. He is a veteran of the South Africa War and rejoined the army at the outbreak of the Great War and was wounded twice and invalided out. He then worked in the Factory Audit Department of the Ministry of Munitions and was returning from a business trip.
  • Corporal Samuel Eddy (Welsh Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in action earlier this year.

 Today’s losses include:

  • The co-inventor or the Campbell-Bennett aperiodic compass with his wife and young son
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The first WREN (Women’s Royal Navy Service) member killed in action
  • Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
  • A twice wounded discharge veteran currently working in the Department of Ministry of Munitions
  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Member of Parliament

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel George Ernest Beaty-Pownall DSO (Border Regiment commanding 1st King’s Own Scottish Borderers) dies of wounds at age 41. His brother has been killed in March 1917.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philip Edward Kelly (Royal Irish Fusiliers commanding 9th (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers) is killed at age 29.
  • Lieutenant Colonel George Bissett DSO MC (commanding 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers) is killed at age 28.
  • Major Leonard Coulthard Hill MC (Royal Field Artillery attached Fourth Army Artillery School) is accidentally killed at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Percival Oakley Hill.
  • Captain Kenneth Sutherland Rudd (West Yorkshire Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of Prebendary Eric John Sutherland Rudd Rector of Souldern.
  • Captain George Goldon Dilliway (Army Service attached Camel Transport Corps) is killed in Palestine at age 28. His brother was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme.
  • Captain Robert Chaworth-Musters MC (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies at home. His two brothers have previously been killed in action in the Great War.
  • Lieutenant John Hackett (HMS Nimrod) dies of illness at home. He is the son of the Reverend John Hackett Rector of Orlingbury.
  • Lieutenant Richard Henry Hocken (Canadian Light Horse Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the son of H C Hocken MP.
  • Lieutenant John Carruth (Dublin Fusiliers attached Irish Rifles) dies of wounds. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant Victor James French (Irish Guards) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Somerset French KCMG.
  • Driver George Lawrence (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of pneumonia at age 20. His brother died of wounds in July 1916.
  • Private Frederick William Knight (Lord Strathcona’s Horse) is killed in action at age 22. His brother was killed in May of this year.
  • Private Maurice Rudolph Hannam (Royal Air Force) dies on service in Canada at age 18. His brother was killed in November 1916 and the boys came from Brooklyn New York.
  • Private James Samuel Griffiths (Manchester Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Private Herbert Bennett (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in Mesopotamia at age 33. One brother died of wounds as a prisoner of war in August 1917 while a second died of wounds at home in September 1916.

Tuesday 8 October 1918 We Lost 2,486

 

William Herbert Waring VC

Captain Allan Hepburn and Second Lieutenant Horace George Eldeon shoot down a Fokker D VII southwest of Cambrai.

Beirut is occupied by the 7th (Meerut) Division with French ships are already in the harbor.

Sergeant William Herbert Waring (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) leads an attack against enemy machine guns and, in face of devastating fire from the flank and front, rushes a strong point singlehanded, bayoneting four of the garrison and capturing twenty others with their guns; then under heavy shell and machine gun fire, he re-organizes his men, leads and inspires them for another 400 yards, when he falls mortally wounded. For his action he will be awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • A battalion commander
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A Civilian Chaplain
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The daughter of a member of the clergy
  • A schoolmaster
  • The son of a Baronet
  • A man whose father died on service
  • A man who lose both a brother and sister on service
  • A Bradford and Brighton footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel George Despard Franks CMG DSO (commanding 19th Hussars) is killed at age 45. He is the son of Matthew Franks DL JP.
  • Major Gerald Messervy MC (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 28. He is the second of two brothers who are killed in the war along with a cousin who was killed in 1915.
  • Captain Eustace Hammick MC (Indian Infantry) dies on service in Egypt at age 29. His brother died on service in India in May 1916.
  • Captain James Arthur Jones (South Wales Borderers) is killed at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend James Jones Vicar of Llandebie.
  • Captain Philip de Malpas Wayne Egerton (Hussars) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Philip Henry Brian Grey Egerton the 12th Baronet, his brother was killed in November 1914.
  • Lieutenant Arthur Charles Fleming Griffith (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Very Reverend C E T Griffith the Dean of Llandaff.
  • Sub Lieutenant F C Harry (Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Lewis T Harry.
  • Second Lieutenant Gordon Eyre Baxter (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed in April 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Chaplain William Evans Jones (attached Welsh Fusiliers) dies on service at age 24.
  • Civilian Chaplain “the Reverend” Joseph George Aldridge (Young Men’s Christian Association) dies at the front at age 45.
  • Driver Mildred Constance Davis (French Red Cross Society) dies on service at age 25. She is the daughter of the Reverend Edward Smith Davis.
  • Corporal Louis Henry Foxworthy (Devonshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 31. His brother will die in December 1918 from war service after being discharge.
  • Private Ivor Jenkins (Welsh Regiment) is killed in action. He has had two brothers and a brother-in-law previously killed in the Great War.
  • Rifleman Thomas Caesar Kelly (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 28. His brother died in June 1918.
  • Private George Wheeler (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed in action. His two brothers will also die serving in the forces, the first in December of this year in Germany the second when HMS Courageous is sunk in September 1939 while serving in the Royal Marines.
  • Private John Richard Dolman (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in August 1915.
  • Private Horace Dean (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the former Scoutmaster for Berkhamsted.
  • Sapper E J Mellon (Royal Engineers) died in Damascus. His two brothers have already lost their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Maurice Zimmerman (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 33 in Palestine becoming the fourth brother to be killed since August 1916.
  • Private Robert Lennox Butcher (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 19. His father died at home on service in 1915.
  • Trooper Arthur Juniper (Guards Machine Gun Regiment) dies of wounds. His brother died of wounds in April 1918 and their sister Nurse Emily died on board a ship.
  • Gunner James Smith (Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 29. He is a footballer who scored 49 goals in 90 appearances for Bradford after scoring 37 goals in 59 appearances for Brighton.
  • Private Raymond Pickford (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 24. His brother will die of wounds in less than three weeks.

Wednesday 2 October 1918 We Lost 1,391

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Maurice Lea Cooper

The Admiralty Chartered Oil Tanker Arca is torpedoed and sunk by the U-118 forty miles northwest of Tory Island. The ship catches fire and patrol boats are unable to render assistance due to a storm. Fifty-two of the crew are killed including

  • Gunner Kenneth MacLeod who drowns at age 33. His brother will die on service in September 1919.

Today’s losses include:

  • A 6-victory ace
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • Multiple sons of member of the clergy
  • A Welsh International Hockey and Football player
  • A highly reputed violinist
  • A man whose death will make his wife a two time Great War wido

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Maurice Lea Cooper (Royal Air Force) a 6-victory ace is killed at age 19. Lieutenant Clement Wattson Payton DFC (Royal Air Force) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in July 1916 and they are sons of the Reverend Joseph Wattson Payton Vicar of Calton.
  • Lieutenant Herbert Palmer (Lancers) is killed at age 30. His brother was killed in August 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Second Lieutenant Henry Skelton (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed next month.
  • Second Lieutenant Alan Thompson Watt Boswell (Royal Air Force) is killed in action at age 28. He is a former Welsh International Hockey and Football player.
  • Sergeant Cecil Francis Edwin Godby (Irish Fusiliers) is killed at age 20. He is a violinist of repute in the County of Somerset.
  • Sergeant Charles Isidore Laugeard DCM (Hampshire Regiment attached Irish Rifles) is killed in action. His widow’s first husband Gunner Walter Gaudin Mason (Royal Garrison Artillery) was killed in May 1915.
  • Lance Corporal George Bursey (Newfoundland Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed two years earlier.
  • Private Newton Marsden Shaw (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) dies of wounds received in action at age 18. His brother was killed in April 1918 and his parents will be with him when he dies.
  • Private Hugh Nelson Cannell (Wellington Regiment) is killed in action. He is the son of the Reverend W Cannell.

Sunday 22 September 1918 We Lost 652

John Winnington DSO

British forces seize passages of Jordan north of the Dead Sea and close the enemy’s last means of escape, 25,000 prisoners and 260 guns are taken. Two Turkish armies are virtually wiped out.

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Francis Sartorius Winnington DSO (commanding 1st/4th Northamptonshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 42. He was on the first team for the Worcester Cricket Club in 1908.

The trawler Elise (Skipper Henry James) blows up two miles northeast of St Mary’s Lighthouse, Blyth while escorting a convoy when struck by a torpedo fired by UB-34. Fourteen are killed including her skipper and Seaman Cecil Robert Sharman at age 20 whose brother was killed in March 1916.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Battalion Commander
  • A Worcester cricketer
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons (including twins) in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • An Australian Rules footballer
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
  • A champion biliards player

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Hoysted Bradley DSO (Royal Army Medical Corps attached 15th Field Ambulance) is killed at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend Canon W H Bradley.
  • Captain John Sutcliffe Jowett (Manchester Regiment) dies of wounds received in action on 18th August at age 24. He served with the East Lancashire Regiment at Gallipoli and had a twin brother who died of wounds in June 1916.
  • Captain Keith Andrews Brown (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will die in November.
  • Lance Corporal William Martin Rogers (Australian Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 25. He is a former Australian rules footballer who played three games with Carlton in 1913.
  • Private Frederick Thomas Clapham (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed at age 38. His son will be killed in the Second World War.
  • Private Frederick Holt (Welsh Guards) is killed at age 33. His is a champion billiards player.

Thursday 19 September 1918 We Lost 1,856

The 65th Brigade attacks the ‘Pip Ridge’ leading to another defeat with only half of the men returning alive. But the assault gains the town of Doiran and a few hills above it.

Sergeant Thomas Charles Benfield (Leicestershire Regiment) is killed by a sniper’s bullet at age 29.  He was a footballer who played for Leicester being made famous for being the first person to score a goal at Arsenal Stadium netting an early goal in Leicester’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal in a Second Division match on 6 September 1913.  He was Leicester’s leading scorer in that season before moving on to Derby County where he helped them win the 1914 Second Division title.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Leiceter footballer
  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Falconar-Stewart DSO (commanding 12th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 35. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Allan Armstrong DSO (commanding 1st/4th Wiltshire Regiment) is killed in Palestine at age 42.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Stephen Gibbons DSO (Middlesex Regiment commanding 7th Highland Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 35. He is the son of ‘Sir’ William KCB and Lady Gibbons.
  • Major Frederick William Scougal MC (Cameronians) is killed in Greece at age 34 one day after his brother was killed in Belgium. They are sons of HM Senior Chief Inspector of Training Colleges Scotland.
  • Captain Ronald Alexander Murray (Royal Scots Fusiliers) dies on active service in Greece at age 24. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant Kenneth Curling Doddrell (Wiltshire Regiment) is killed in Palestine. He is the son of the Reverend Curling Finzel Doddrell Rector of English Bicknor.
  • Second Lieutenant Edward Gerald Palmer Fenn (Welsh Fusiliers attached Essex Regiment) is killed by a sniper at age 24 at Kefe Kasim Palestine. He is the son of Dr. Edward Leveing Fenn JP.
  • Private James McKee (Border Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed in August 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Private Albert Bert Goodman (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private Arthur Vincent E Moxey (Dorsetshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His brother was killed in April 1916.
  • Private John Rayner Williams (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend John Williams Rector of St Margaret’s Port of Spain Trinidad.

Tuesday 17 September 1918 We Lost 657

Oswald Massey Samson

Today’s losses include:

  • A First Class cricketer for Somerset
  • A Great Britain International footballer
  • A 7-victory ace
  • A man whose brother was killed in April 1917
  • A man whose uncle was lost in January 1917

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Charles Young Adamson (Royal Scots Fusiliers) is killed in Greece at age 43. He played four football matches for Great Britain on their Australian tour in 1899, but never for England, his home country.
  • Lieutenant Oswald Massey Samson (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of wounds at age 37. He is first class cricketer for Somerset from 1900 to 1013.
  • Lieutenant Harold Toulmin MC (Loyal North Lancashire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) is killed in action at age 21 when his Sopwith Camel is shot down west of Bourlon Wood. He has previously served at Gallipoli and at Mesopotamia and lost a leg at the latter place and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.
  • Second Liuetennt Richard Frank Hill MC (Royal Air Force) dies of appendicitis at age 19. He is a 7-victory ace.
  • Private Percy Sidney Doubleday (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed in April 1917.
  • Private Andrew Hill Rule MM (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) is killed in action. His uncle was lost in the sinking of the troopship Ivernia in January 1917.

Sunday 1 September 1918 We Lost 1,881

Alexander Henry Buckley VC

The first preliminary skirmishes are undertaken for the main assault at Lake Doiran in Salonika.  At 17:36 the Gloucester and Hampshire Regiments attack the Roche Noir Salient in the Vardar Valley in order to suggest to the enemy that the main attack might occur in this region.  They advance and capture the enemy first line before the Bulgars realize an attack is starting. All objectives are taken and the attack is a complete success, the Salient being captured.

Captain Allan Hepburn and Sergeant Ernest Antcliffe shoot down a Fokker D VII east of Becelaere.

General Dunsterville advises the authorities at Baku that unless the local defenders of Baku show more spirit in their defense he will be forced to withdraw his British troops. Lieutenant Colin Paget (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed in action during the retreat of the Baku expedition.  He was the Assistant Master at Wargrave School, Berkshire and has two brothers who die in the Great War, the first in October 1914 the second killed in October of this year.

At Peronne during operations after passing their first objective Corporal Alexander Henry Buckley’s (Australian Infantry) half company and part of the company on the flank are held up by a machine gun nest. With one man he rushes the post shooting four of the occupants and taking 22 prisoners. Later on reaching a moat, it is found that another machine gun nest commands the only available footbridge. While this is being engaged from a flank Corporal Buckley endeavors to cross the bridge and rush the post, but is killed in the attempt. Throughout the advance he displays great initiative, resource and courage, and by his efforts saves many of his comrades from becoming casualties. For his efforts Corporal Buckley will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

The capture of Peronne takes place while British troops also take Bouchavesnes and Rancourt and make general progress south of Scarpe while on Lys front they advance and capture Neuve Eglise.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man who joined while under age, was discovered and sent home and rejoined last year
  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Canadian Jurist
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A rugby player and amateur actor

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain George Harry Oswald MC (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 30 the day after his brother was killed.
  • Second Lieutenant Lamont Livingstone Paterson (London Regiment) is killed in action at Priez Farm at age 24. He is the only son of Judge George Paterson of Winnipeg.
  • Second Lieutenant Christopher Brandram (London Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend J B Brandram (late C M S Japan).
  • Second Lieutenant George Gilson (London Regiment) is killed near Beaucheresnes. He is a keen rugby football player and amateur actor for many years associated with the Southend Operatic and Dramatic Society.
  • Second Lieutenant Mark Nettleship (King’s Own Scottish Rifles) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed last March.
  • Sergeant Haraold James Stephenson (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed last June.
  • Rifleman Enos George James Hughes (London Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother was killed in March 1915.
  • Private Kenneth Richard Scott (Saskatchewan Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Prebendary Percy Robert Scott Rector of St Peter’s Tiverton.
  • Private William Shadwell (Auckland Infantry) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private Herbert Hallworth (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 40. He is the last of three brothers who are lost in the Great War.
  • Private Charles Henry Haggett (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 19. He served on Gallipoli with the East Kent Regiment until it was discovered in that he was under age in 1917 and he was sent home. He rejoined on his 18th

Tuesday 27 August 1918 We Lost 1,922

Gerard Charles Brassey

Second Lieutenant William Arthur Barr (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed at Croiselles by a shell case he was firing exploding in the gun turret as a result of an enemy shell landing nearby.  The 36-year old is a journalist, author and traveler who wrote for the Idler magazine and was the editor of The Aeroplane.

Vis-En-Artois and Haurcourt are taken by the Canadian Corps.

  • Lieutenant Colonel ‘Lord’ Alfred Eden Browne DSO (186th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 39 when in command of his Brigade near Vis-en-Artois while supporting the Canadian attack. He is the son of the 5th Marquess of Sligo.
  • Lieutenant Hugh D’Alton Livingston (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed leading an attack on Bois de Vert at age 27. With Oswald Grant (killed in June 1916) they were the Canadian Inter-Collegiate Tennis Champions representing the University of Toronto in 1912.
  • Acting Sergeant Ewart Arthur Blatchford (Central Ontario Regiment) is killed at age 25 when hit by machine gun bullets. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas W Blatchford who lost another son in April 1916.

Today’s losses include:

  • A journalist, author, traveler and editor of The Aeroplane
  • The son of the 5th Marquess of Sligo
  • The son of a Member of Parliament and Baronet
  • The 1912 Canadian Inter Collegiate Doubles Tennis Champion
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • A 7-victory ace
  • A member of the Penarth Rugby Club

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain John Arthur Gascoyne-Cecil MC (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action at age 25. He is the son of the Right Reverend ‘Sir’ William Gascoyne-Cecil, the Bishop of Exeter and has two brothers who been previously killed in the Great War.
  • Lieutenant Cyril Gwyer (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 32. His brother was killed in August 1915.
  • Lieutenant Hugh Reginald Baldwin (Irish Guards) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed on HMS Queen Mary at Jutland.
  • Lieutenant Francis Wycliffe Russell MC (London Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Canon Alfred Francis Russell Rector of Chingford.
  • Lieutenant Cedric George Edwards DFC (Royal Air Force) is killed by ant-ircraft fire at age 19. He is a 7 victory ace.
  • Second Lieutenant Gerard Charles Brassey (Coldstream Guards) is killed in action at age 19. He is son of ‘Sir’ Leonard Brassey, the 1st Baronet and a Member of Parliament.
  • Private George Herbert De La Mare (Berkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20 three years after his older brother has been killed in Gallipoli.
  • Private Charles Whittemore (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 23 the day after his brother was killed.
  • Private James Douglas Stone (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His brother died of wounds in May 1915.
  • Private Walter Frank Hermon (West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will die of wounds next November.
  • Private Arthur Chick (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 19. He is a member of the Penarth Rugby Club.
  • Private Edwin Lawrence Crofts (East Kent Regiment) is killed in action. His brother was killed in April 1917.

Friday 23 August 1918 We Lost 2,174

Walter Lorrain Brodie VC

During the Second Battle of Albert the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment assaults and captures a railway cutting near the village of Achiet Le Grand.  Among those killed in the assault is

  • Private Edward Reuben Campkin (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 25. He has two brothers who have previously been killed.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Godwin Hobbs (Royal Air Force) though wounded by anti-aircraft fire, manages to force land on our side of the lines, thus saving the life of his observer, Lieutenant C R A Wallis, though he has use only of his left arm.  Second Lieutenant Hobbs will die of his wounds tomorrow.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Courtenay DSO MC (commanding 1st Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 30.
  • Lance Corporal James George Cade (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother died on service in August of last year.
  • Private Frank Parkins (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in April 1917.
  • Private Ernest George Diggins (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed in November 1916.
  • Private Major Wilfred Pateman (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. His brother was killed in August 1917.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • The brother of a Victoria Cross winner
  • The son of famous archaeologist William Howard Cunnington and great grandson of famous antiquarian William CUnnington
  • An actor with ‘Sir’ Frank Benson’s Shakespearean Company
  • Another actor
  • A top batsman for the Lenzie Cricket Club
  • Multiple Military Chaplains
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • A man whose son will die on service in the RAFVR in August 1943

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Walter Lorrain Brodie VC MC (commanding 2nd Highland Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 33 near Moeuvres. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions near Becclaere, Belgium on 11th November 1914 when he led a charge to evict the enemy from a portion of our trenches which they had recently occupied. He bayoneted several of the enemy himself and relieved a dangerous situation in an action that killed 80 of the enemy and captured 51.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Edward Frederic Shaw MC (commanding 13th London Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Villiers George Shaw Vicar of Langlebury.
  • Captain Edward Charles Cunnington (Royal Army Medical Corps) is killed at age 28. He is the son of Benjamin Howard Cunnington British Archaeologist famous for his work on prehistoric Wiltshire and the great grandson of the famous antiquarian William Cunnington.
  • Lieutenant Victor Gravers Cowley (King’s Own Scottish Borderers) the brother of Victoria Cross winner Lieutenant Commander Charles Henry Cowley is killed in action at age 24.
  • Lieutenant William Kelvey Stewart (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 33. He is the only son of the Reverend William Stewart.
  • Lieutenant James A Maben (Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 32 exactly one year and one day after his brother met the same fate.
  • Lieutenant Howard West Orfeur (Essex Regiment) is killed at age 29. His brother died of injuries in July 1917.
  • Second Lieutenant Gerald Wilfred Francis Clarke (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed near London. His brother was killed in April 1917 and they are sons of ‘Sir’ Frederick W A Clarke.
  • Second Lieutenant Frank Phelps Elliott (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 20 near Beaumont Hamel. His brother was killed in October 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant Edward Douglas Rawson (South Staffordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of the late Reverend E O Rawson, formerly vicar of Ince, Cheshire.
  • Second Lieutenant Harold Leslie Lakeman (Army Service Corps attached Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 29 eighteen days after his older brother has been killed. The two brothers have been considered two of the top three batsmen of the Lenzie Cricket Club prior to the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Harold Hargreaves (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 25. He was an actor prior to enlisting in the East Lancashire Regiment.
  • Chaplain Henry Edward Gunson dies on service at home.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Charles Henry Bell MC (attached Royal Berkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 30. He is the son of the Reverend Canon James Bell.
  • Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant Henry Lawson (New Brunswick Regiment) dies of wounds received in action at age 27. His brother was killed in August 1916.
  • Sergeant James Herdman Coppin MM (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds received in action at age 24. His brother was killed in June 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Lance Corporal Rupert Love Conrick (Tank Corps) is killed at age 34 when his tank his hit three times and he and his officer are shot and killed when they exit. He has been a popular member of ‘Sir’ Frank Benson’s Shakespearian Company for four years.
  • Private George Farquhar (Auckland Infantry) becomes the fourth of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War when he is killed at Albert at age 35.
  • Private George Missin (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 24. His brother was killed in March of this year.
  • Private John Cheverton DCM (Australian Infantry) is killed at age 23. His brother died in England in November 1915.
  • Private John Moodie Carrington (Australian Infantry) is killed. His two brothers have been previously killed in the war.
  • Private Albert Edward Hodsen (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private Mitchell MacClaren Quirie (Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed in July 1917.
  • Private Arnold Jones (Shropshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed yesterday.
  • Private Francis Bickers (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. His son will die serving in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in August 1943.