Great War Lives Lost

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

9 April 1919 We Lost 101

Edward Alexander Pope DSO

  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Alexander Pope DSO (Welsh Regiment) dies at home. He is the son of Alfred Pope JP and is one of eleven brothers and four sisters, all of whom (except one son predeceased) fought or worked for their country in the Great War.  Two brothers were killed, one in October 1915 the other in May 1917.
  • Ernest Michael dies in Durban, South Africa at age 30. He served in the 6th African Infantry during the Great War and lost a brother in 1915 to enteric fever.

8 April 1919 We Lost 100

Today’s losses include:

  • A Baron and Brigadier General
  • A man whose son was killed in 1916
  • A Civilian Chaplain

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Brigadier General George Limbrey Sclater-Booth CB (Royal Dragoons) dies at home at age 59. He is the 2nd Baron Basing.
  • Lieutenant Colonel J C Battersby (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at home. His son was killed in action in October 1916.
  • Civilian Chaplain the Reverend A E Spence (Scottish Churches Huts) dies while serving the forces in Germany at age 58. He is the son of the Reverend A Spence

7 April 1919 We Lost 112

The Allies evacuate the Russian Black Sea port of Odessa.

6 April 1919 We Lost 78

  • Major Owen Leech Tripook (Royal Field Artillery) dies in Baghdad at age 36. He is the son of the Reverend John Crampton Triphook Rector of Little Tey.

5 April 1919 We Lost 112

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple families that lost two sons to the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Leslie Holland Durrington (Royal Fusiliers) dies on service at home at age 24. His brother died of wounds on the last day of the Great War.
  • Private Frank Phillip Roote (Suffolk Regiment) dies at home on service at age 24. His brother died of wounds in 1917 at home and is buried in the same grave.
  • Driver Herbert E Armour (Royal Field Artillery) dies of illness at home. His brother was killed in May 1915.

4 April 1919 We Lost 105

Captain Alfred Christopher Pearson (Warwickshire Regiment attached Indian Political Department) is killed in Zakho Kurdistan at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend Alfred Pearson Bishop of Burnley.

3 April 1919 We Lost 1114

Private Charles John Bruce (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies on service at home at age 37. His brother was killed in July last year.

2 April 1919 We Lost 134

Today’s losses include:

  • The last man killed in action in the Great War in the Yorkshire Regiment
  • A man whose brother died of wounds in 1917

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Tom Edmond Geoffrey Bailey MC (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in action at Chinova North Russia at age 35. He is the last officer of his Regiment to fall in the Great War. Private Albert Wilfrid Barnfield (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies on service at age 25 in Turkey. Is brother died of wounds in April 1917.

1 April 1919 We Lost 120

31 March 1919 We Lost 96