Great War Lives Lost

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

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.

23 April 1919 We Lost 122

22 April 1919 We Lost 129

Today’s losses include:

  • Two sons of members of the clergy both holders of the Military Cross

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Thomas John Jones MC (Royal Field Artillery) dies at age 28. He is the son of the late Reverend Evan Jones (Congregational Minister).
  • Lieutenant Arthur Barlow Whiteside MC (Royal Air Force) is accidentally killed at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Whiteside.
  • Lance Corporal William Rickard (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies on service in Mesopotamia at age 30.

21 April 1919 We Lost 103

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander and son of a General
  • The son of a member of the clergy

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel William Charles Cox (commanding 1st/4th Somerset Light Infantry) dies on service in Egypt. He is the son of Lieutenant General ‘Sir’ J W Cox KCB.
  • Private Alexander Forbes (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend F W Stuart.

20 April 1919 We Lost 129

Private Edward John Negus (East Kent Regiment) dies at home at age 20.  His brother died on service in May 1917.

19 April 1919 We Lost 144

18 April 1919 We Lost 136

Private Harold Elkin (Grenadier Guards) dies on service at age 19. His brother was killed in September 1916.