Great War Lives Lost

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

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.

Saturday 30 November 1918 We Lost 475

Today’s losses include:

  • A victim of a friendly fire
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Cyril George Hepher (East Yorkshire Regiment) dies of gangrene at home a victim of friendly fire received the 20th October at age 21. His brother was killed in action in April 1917.
  • Sapper Robert Easton (Royal Engineers) dies at home at age 25. His brother was killed in October 1917.
  • Air Mechanic Percival Henry Bull (Royal Air Force) dies of wounds at age 30. His brother died on service in India last month.
  • Private Stanley Hayes (Army Service Corps) dies of wounds at age 33. His brother was killed in October 1917.

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.

Friday 28 November 1918 We Lost 500

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the Penarth Rugby Football Club
  • The Chauffeur to the Bishop of Sodor, Manchester
  • A family that will lose four sons to the Great War
  • A man whose brother was killed in action in November 1917 at Cambrai

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Richard James Pawley (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies on service at home. He is a member of the Penarth Rugby Club.
  • Private Walter B Smith (Manchester Regiment) dies of influenza at age 30. He was the Chauffeur to the Bishop of Sodor, Manchester.
  • Private James Sutherland (Seaforth Highlanders) dies of pneumonia. His brother was killed in action in November 1917 at Cambrai.
  • Private Fred Gleed (Wiltshire Regiment) dies of wounds. He is the last of four brothers who lose their lives as a result of war service.

Thursday 27 November 1918 We Lost 507

Today’s losses include:

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

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Chaplain Evan Edwards dies on service at age 32.
  • Lance Corporal Edward Arthur Giles (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies as home after serving in Italy. His brother was killed in March 1918.
  • Gunner William Stevens (Royal Field Artillery attached Tank Corps) dies at home of influenza. His brother was killed in June of this year.
  • Private John Barsby (Leicestershire Regiment) dies at home at age 31, two days after his brother has died at home.
  • Air Mechanic 2nd Class John Thomas Barnes (Royal Air Force) dies at home at age 23. His brother was killed in action in February 1916.
  • Private Herbert Vickers (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service in Egypt at age 29. His two brothers have already lost their lives in the Great War.

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.

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.

Monday 24 November 1918 We Lost 523

Dudley John Beaumont

Lieutenant Dudley John Beaumont (Gloucestershire Regiment) age 41 dies during the influenza pandemic. He is a member of the ruling family of Sark. He is the husband of Dame Sibyl Mary Collings Beaumont Hathaway, later 21st Seigneur of Sark, and grandfather of the 22nd Seigneur of Sark. His son a Royal Air Force officer, film producer and the husband of actress Mary Lawson will be killed with his wife on 4th May 1941 during the Liverpool Blitz.

 

Today’s losses include:

  • A member of the Ruling Family of Sark
  • A General
  • The nephew of a General
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Royal Air Force during the Liverpool Blitz in May 1941
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

 

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

 

  • Brigadier General Ernest St George Pratt CB DSO (Durham Light Infantry, Inspector of Infantry Home Forces) dies at home at age 55.
  • Captain Charles Gerard Longmore (Royal Field Artillery) dies on service in Palestine at age 27. He is the son of Colonel ‘Sir’ Charles Elton Longmore KCB.
  • Lieutenant Leo Albert Kiburz (Canadian Railway Troops attached Royal Air Force) dies of pneumonia. He is the nephew of General J W Stewart.
  • Private Redvers V Thoday (Royal Fusiliers) dies in Germany at age 18. His brother was killed in May 1917.
  • Private Charles Badcock (Suffolk Regiment) dies on service in Belgium. His brother died of wounds on 7th July 1916 received the 1st the same day Charles was also wounded.
  • Private Percy Geary (King’s Shropshire Light Infantry) dies on active service at age 25. His brother was killed in March of this year.

Sunday 23 November 1918 We Lost 527

Brynmore Conan-Davies

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

Stearne Tighe Edwards DSC

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.