Great War Lives Lost

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

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12 December 1918 We Lost 298

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Thomas Noel Fox (Somerset Light Infantry) dies on service in Sofia at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend John Charles Fox Rector of Temple Coombe.

Tuesday 9 December 1918 We Lost 272

Today’s losses include:

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

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Driver Harry Fitkin (Royal Engineers) dies in Greece at age 25. His brother was killed in March 1918.

Sunday 7 December 1918 We Lost 364

Today’s losses include:

  • A Brigadier General
  • A Military Chaplain whose son will die on service in December 1942 commits suicide
  • Another Military Chaplain who is the son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose son died of wounds last April

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Brigadier General Arthur Alexander Wolfe-Murray CB, (Highland Light Infantry & General Staff) dies in London at age 52. While at Sandhurst he played cricket against Woolwich.
  • Chaplain 4th Class the Reverend Foster Raine commits suicide by hanging in a Great Western Railway carriage and he is discovered when the train arrives at Plymouth from London. His son will die on service in the Royal Navy on 6th December 1942 at age 26.
  • Chaplain George Edward Craven the son of the Reverend George Edward Craven dies on active service at Salonika at age 27.
  • Worker Blanche Amelia Page (QMAAC attached Signals Section, Royal Engineers) dies of pneumonia at age 30.
  • Private William Charles Creed (Gloucestershire Regiment attached Labour Corps) dies on service. His son died of wounds last April.

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.

Wednesday 4 December 1918 We Lost 333

Owing to supply difficulties the British Second Army resumes its march today.                                                                                                                                                                                                                The official estimates of the world’s shipping losses during the war are published.                                                                                                                                                                                Nominations of candidates for the General Election are announced.

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.

Wednesday 26 November 1918 We Lost 537

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Philip Hamilton Trueman (East Kent Regiment) dies of influenza at home at age 38.  His wife dies the same day and they are buried together in the same grave in Mansfield Cem

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • A man whose wife dies the same day he does
  • A man whose wife died visiting him in France and he will die in three weeks
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private J Robley (Border Regiment) dies at home at age 24. His brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Florence Victoria Grover dies of pneumonia in Etaples at age 21 while visiting her husband in hospital. He will also die of pneumonia on 17th December.

Sunday 23 November 1918 We Lost 527

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Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed in May 1917

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Brynmore Conan-Davies (York and Lancashire Regiment) dies on service at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend J T Conan-Davies.
  • Private Richard Brotherton (Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) dies on service of pneumonia at age 20. His brother was killed in May 1917.

Saturday 22 November 1918 We Lost 557

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The submarine G11 is recalled from a patrol off the Dogger Bank and runs ashore in thick fog near Harwich and is unable to be saved.

Today’s losses include:

  • A 17-victory ace
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • The great great grandson of a General who fought in the American War of Independence

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Stearne Tighe Edwards DSC (Royal Air Force) dies of injuries at age 25 received in a crash the day after the Armistice was signed. He is a 17-victory ace.
  • Captain Walter Laurence Clinton (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) dies on service at age 35 in Belgrade. He is the son of the Reverend William Osbert Clinton Rector of Padworth and great great grandson of General ‘Sir’ Henry Clinton who fought in the American War of Independence.
  • Private Ernest Raymond Long (Labour Corps) dies of pneumonia at age 19. His brother was killed in August 1916.

Friday 21 November 1918 We Lost 564

Today’s losses include:

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

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Chaplain the Reverend William Henry Heading became a victim of the influenza epidemic when he dies. He was conscripted into the army 11 days earlier as a Chaplain.
  • Lance Corporal Frederick Garner (Bedfordshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 28. His brother was killed in February 1917.
  • Private Frederick R Elphick (Labour Corps) dies in Salonika. His brother was killed in April 1917.
  • Private Harry Rudd (Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 24. His brother was killed last September.