Great War Lives Lost

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

Category: Royal Navy

11 December 1918 We Lost 289

The Great War has been over for a month. The dying continues, from influenza and other ailments, wounds, accidents and even suicide.

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • An accountant and estate manager

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Commander Thomas Shirley Gooch (Royal Navy) dies on service at home at age 54. He is the son of the late Thomas Gooch JP.
  • Private Wilfred Richardson (Durham Light Infantry) dies of bronchial pneumonia at age 33. He was an accountant and estate manager at Whitby and Secretary of the Traders’ Association.

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.

Monday 8 December 1918 We Lost 283

Today’s losses include:

  • A Military Chaplain and son of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Chaplain Hugh James Bernard Green dies on service at age 34. He is the son of the Reverend F J Green.
  • Stoker 1st Class Benjamin Dan Black (HMS Botha, Royal Navy) dies at home at age 22. His brother died in France in the closing days of the Great War.
  • Private George Bean (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) dies at age 22. His brother died of wounds in August 1917.

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.

Monday 2 December 1918 We Lost 416

British destroyers arrive at Libau.

A conference is held in London between British, French and Italian ministers.

Today’s losses include:

  • A journalist
  • A man whose brother was killed in April 1917

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Charles Robson (Northumberland Fusiliers) a journalist dies at home at age 26.
  • Private J Reynolds (Bedfordshire Regiment) dies at home at age 24. His brother was killed in April 1917.

Sunday 1 December 1918 We Lost 461

 

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Fred Leonard Perrett

The British Second Army enters Germany between Oudler and Eupen.

H M trawler T W Moult (Skipper Henry Williamson) strikes a mine and sinks off the Tyne. Her crew of ten is killed.

Eight German submarines surrender at Harwich bring the total surrendered to 122.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Welsh International Rugby Union player
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A civilian Chaplain
  • A family that will lose three sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Roger de Vere (Royal Engineers) dies in Italy at age 33. His memorial follows: “Italy bore him, England reared him, and he gave his life for both lovingly.”
  • Second Lieutenant Fred Leonard Perrett (Welsh Fusiliers) dies of wounds at age 27. He is a Welsh International Rugby Union player who earned five caps. He is also a member of the Hull Football Club.
  • Civilian Chaplain “the Reverend” John Lionel Bacon (Young Men’s Christian Association) dies in France while performing missionary work among Chinese Labour battalions.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Ernest Edward Johnson (attached Lancashire Fusiliers) dies of pneumonia at age 33.
  • Lance Corporal James Shand (Mounted Military Police) dies on service at age 30. He is the third brother to lose his life as a result of war service.

Friday 29 November 1918 We Lost 446

Richard Vincent Sutton MC

Today’s losses include:

  • A Baronet
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A Minister
  • A man whose brother was killed in action last July

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain ‘Sir’ Richard Vincent Sutton MC (Life Guards attached Guards Machine Gun Regiment) the Baronet dies in France at age 27.
  • Paymaster Sub Lieutenant Harold Mowell Manwell Crofton (HMS Curacoa) dies of illness at home. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Francis Crofton.
  • Private Philip Le I Findley (Canadian Army Medical Corps) dies on service at Etaples at age 27. He is a Wesleyan Minister.
  • Trooper Edward Owen Green (Australian Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron) is killed in a fall from his horse at age 32 near Tripoli, Syria. His brother was killed in action last July.

Tuesday 25 November 1918 We Lost 496

Julian Royds Gribble VC

Captain Julian Royds Gribble VC (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) dies of influenza in German hands at age 21. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 23rd March 1918 at Beaumetz, Hermies Ridge, France when in command of a company which was ordered to hold on at all costs. They were eventually isolated and he could easily have withdrawn when the Battalion on his left was driven back, but he obeyed his orders to the letter and when his company was finally surrounded by the enemy he was seen fighting to the last before being wounded slightly in the scalp and captured.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Victoria Cross winner
  • The son of the Inspector General of Police and Prisons in Ceylon
  • A man whose brother will die in two days

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Hubert Henry Schomberg Laughton (Machine Gun Corps attached Worcestershire Regiment) dies of wounds at home received at Le Cateau in October. He is the son of Professor ‘Sir’ John Knox Laughton.
  • Paymaster Lieutenant Guy Campbell (HMS Venerable) dies of illness at age 31. He is the son of ‘Sir’ George Campbell KCMG, Inspector General of Police and Prisons Ceylon.
  • Private Herbert Barsby (Leicestershire Regiment) dies at home at age 27, two days before his brother dies at home.

Friday 15 November 1918 We Lost 679

Today’s losses include:

  • A son of the Chief Constable of New Scotland Yard
  • A Military Chaplain
  • Multiple families that will two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Commander Arthur Prestwich Henry Rouquette (HMS Grafton) dies of illness in Egypt at age 30. His brother was killed in action in July 1916.
  • Lieutenant Alex Young Fraser Gardner (Army Service Corps) dies at home at age 23. He is the son of A F Gardner JP.
  • Chaplain Frederick Seaton Smith (attached York and Lancaster Regiment) dies at home at age 31.
  • Second Lieutenant Harold William Wensley (Lincolnshire Regiment) dies on service at age 19. His brother was killed in August 1915 and they are sons of the Chief Constable of New Scotland Yard.
  • Private John T Goodliffe (Cheshire Regiment) dies on service at home at age 21. His two older brothers were killed in action and both are commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Private Fred Crosby (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) dies of wounds at home. His brother was killed in September of this year.

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.