Great War Lives Lost

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

3 May 1919 We Lost 78

The Young Afghan Party proclaims a jihad against Britain.

2 May 1919 We Lost 69

1 May 1919 We Lost 92

Captain Arthur Carlile Sturdy MC

Today’s losses include:

  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother was killed in April 1918

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Arthur Carlile Sturdy MC (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Indian Army) dies on service in Bombay at age 36. He is the son of the Reverend H C Sturdy.
  • Corporal George Edgar Budgett (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) dies on service at age 24. His brother was killed in action in April 1918.

30 April 1919 We Lost 66

29 April 1919 We Lost 74

28 April 1919 We Lost 88

Edwin Tufnell Hayne

Captain Edwin Tufnell Hayne DSC DFC (Royal Air Force) dies of injuries received in a airplane accident at home at age 23. He is a fifteen victory ace.

27 April 1919 We Lost 109

26 April 1919 We Lost 111

25 April 1919 We Lost 117

The fleet auxiliary salvage tug Hughli (Lieutenant Herbert Edward Davies lost at age 26) carrying naval stores from Ostend to Dover capsizes in a violent storm off Middlekerke. Eighteen are lost while eleven are saved.

24 April 1919 We Lost 116

Today’s losses include:

  • A Baronet
  • A Civilian Chaplain serving with troops in Russia

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain ‘Sir’ Norman Robert Pringle (General List attached Royal Engineers) dies on service at age 47. He is the 8th Baronet.
  • Civilian Chaplain “the Reverend” C B Joliffe (Young Men’s Christian Association) dies while serving the forces in Russia.