Great War Lives Lost

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

6 February 1919 We Lost 231

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Major Bevil Brian Quiller-Couch

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose brother was killed in October 1917
  • The fiancé of VAD member and poet May Wedderburn Cannan

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Douglas Harry Acworth MC (Cokes Rifles) dies at Port Said, Egypt at age 33. His brother had been killed in action in October 1917.
  • Major Bevil Brian Quiller-Couch DSO MC (Royal Field Artillery) dies in Cologne, Germany at age 28. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Arthur and Lady Quiller-Couch and had served continuously in Flanders and France from August 1914, and the fiancé of Poet and member of the VAD May Wedderburn Cannan

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.

4 February 1919 We Lost 243

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The minesweeper HMS Penarth strikes a mine and sinks off the Yorkshire coast while sweeping Great War mines. It remains one of the worst peace-time disasters ever sustained by the Royal Navy. Lieutenant David Wainwright (Royal Navy) takes command of the situation at once superintending the manning and lowering of the starboard gig and later the launching of the Carley floats.  Hearing that a stoker is injured in one of the stokeholds, he calls for volunteers to show him the way and makes his way forward.  There is by now a heavy list to the ship and it is apparent she will not reamin afloat much longer the upper deck on the starboard sied being already awash.  Lieutenant Wainwright makes his way below unaided and while he is in the stokehold the ship strikes a second mine.  The foreport is blown off and sinks and he is forced to wait until the stokehold has filled before he can float to the surface up and escape.  For his efforts on this occasion he will be awarded the Albert Medal.  A total of two officers and thrity-three ratings are killed in the loss., with two ratings dying later.

Corporal George Rowlands (Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry) saves a man’s life at Clonmany, County Donegal, Ireland during a hand grenade accident.  For this action he will be awarded the Albert Medal.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two sons of members of the clergy
  • The son of a Regus Professor of Medicine at Oxford

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel William Ronaldson Clark (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at age 58. He is the son of the Reverend John Sim Clark.
  • Lieutenant John William Thomson (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of pneumonia at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend R Thomson.
  • Lieutenant Basil Raherne Garrod (North Lancashire Regiment attached Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed in Germany at age 21. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Archibald E Garrod KCMG the Regis Professor of Medicine at Oxford.

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.

1 February 1919 We Lost 183

Mines at sea continue to take their deadly toll. HM Drifter John Robert strikes a mine and sinks killing nine including her skipper John Stewart lost at age 27.

31 January 1919 We Lost 190

Charles Gardner Rought

Today’s losses include:

  • An Olympic Silver medal winner in the 1912 Olympics
  • A man whose brother was killed last April
  • A Justice of the Peace

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Colonel Rowland Hill Martin JP CB CMG CIE (Norfolk Regiment) dies on service in India.
  • Lieutenant Charles Gardner Rought (West Surrey Regiment) dies at home as a result of eating a bad oyster after repatriation from a Prisoner of War Camp at age 23. He was a Silver Medal winner in the 1912 Olympics as a member of the rowing Coxed Four.
  • Gunner Torquil Munro (HMS President Royal Naval Reserve) dies at home at age 24. His brother was killed last April.

30 January 1919 We Lost 160

Second Lieutenant Christopher Berkeley (Royal Air Force) dies on service at age 22.  He is the son of the late Reverend Stuart Berkeley.

29 January 1919 We Lost 172

Lieutenant Geoffrey D’Oiler MacLear MC (Garhwal Rifles) dies of dysentery at age 31. His brother was killed in July 1916 and they are sons of the Reverend Canon George Frederick Maclear Warden of St Augustine’s College Canterbury.

28 January 1919 We Lost 138

Today’s losses include:

  • A man whose brother was killed in February 1915

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private Sidney Young (Devonshire Regiment) dies on service at age 21. His brother was killed in February 1915.