Great War Lives Lost

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

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17 February 1919 We Lost 358

Lieutenant George MacDonald Bruce (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies at age 21 of bronco-pneumonia. He is the son of the Reverend George Bruce.

16 February 1919 We Lost 319

Tatton Benvenuto Mark Sykes

Lieutenant Colonel ‘Sir’ Tatton Benvenuto Mark Sykes JP 6th Baronet (commanding 5th Yorkshire Regiment) dies during the influenza pandemic. He is a traveler, Conservative Party politician and has been the Member of Parliament for Central Hull since 1911 and is the son of the late ‘Sir’ Tatton Sykes and diplomatic adviser, particularly about matters respecting the Middle East. He is associated with the Sykes-Picot Agreement, drawn up while the war was in progress, regarding the apportionment of postwar spheres of interest in the Ottoman Empire to Britain, France and Russia. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Hull since 1911 and one of the inspirations for the character of Mr. Dryden (played by Claude Rains) in the film Lawrence of Arabia(1962).

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • A MP, Baronet and Justice of the Peace
  • A military chaplain
  • Multiple families that lost two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include

  • Lieutenant Colonel Gavin Laurie Wilson DSO MC (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies at age 24.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Sydney Rangeley Hewitt OBE (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at age 27.
  • Corporal Percy Harold Dimmock (Army Veterinary Corps) dies on active service at age 24. His younger brother will die on service in July of this year.
  • Private Daniel Burns Connell (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) dies of influenza at age 30. His brother has been killed in October 1916.
  • Rifleman Sydney Carpenter (Rifle Brigade) dies of influenza at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1914.

15 February 1919 We Lost 317

Today’s highlighted casualty

  • Chaplain the Reverend Robert Coleman Pope dies in Germany at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Robert Gibbons Pope.

13 February 1919 We Lost 314

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Doris Mary Luker

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A Military Chaplain
  • A woman whose brother will killed in September 1916

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Douglas Sacre Hodgson-Jones (Royal Engineers) dies at home at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend F Hodgson-Jones.
  • Chaplain James Baird dies on active service.
  • Worker Doris Mary Luker (Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliaray Corps) dies on service at age 21. Her brother was killed in September 1916.

12 February 1919 We Lost 295

Lieutenant Hugh John MacDonald MM (Manitoba Regiment) dies on service at age 23. He is the son of the Venerable Archdeacon Robert MacDonald.

8 February 1919 We Lost 257

Today’s losses include:

  • A man in the first group of 99 to be awarded the MC
  • A man killed in Murmansk, Russia
  • A man whose brother died on service in January 1916

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Gerald Orly Sloper (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in Murmansk at age 33. He was among the first 99 to be awarded the Military Cross.
  • Captain Alexander Lockhart Ogston (Royal Marines) dies on service at age 31. He is the son of Professor ‘Sir’ Alexander Ogston KCVO DL.
  • Rifleman Louis Joseph Weld-Blundell (London Regiment) dies at age 29 while serving in France. His brother died in January 1916 while serving in the Liverpool Regiment.

7 February 1919 We Lost 263

5 February 1919 We Lost 195

Private Ivanhoe Gaythorne Kiver (East Surrey Regiment) dies in Turkey at age 37. His brother died on service in March 1917.

3 February 1919 We Lost 191

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Rev Robert Morley Henderson

  • A Military Chaplain
  • A man whose brother was killed last year

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Hubert Mallett (West Surrey Regiment) dies on service at age 35. His brother was killed in March 1918.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Robert Morley Henderson dies on service in Flanders. dies on service in Flanders.

2 February 1919 – We Lost 186

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed in March last year

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain William Barnett Warrington (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies of influenza at home at age 49. He is the son of John T Warrington JP.
  • Captain Clifford Thistleton Bell (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at age 48. He is the son of the Reverend Augustus Clifford Bell Chaplain of the Church of Scotland.
  • Private Frederick Ford (Army Service Corps) dies while on service at age 29. His brother was killed in action in March 1918.