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Monday 17 September 1917 We Lost 426

                             Christmas Truce 1914

Major Miles Barne DSO (Suffolk Yeomanry attached Scots Guards) dies of wounds when a damaged British aircraft accidentally releases a bomb on British lines at age 43.  He is the son of Lieutenant Colonel John and Lady Constance Barne.  He was one of two officer court martialed for the Christmas Truce of 1914 but was acquitted. His brother was killed last April in the Royal Flying Corps and they are grandsons of ‘Sir’ Francis George Hugh Seymour 5th Baronet and he is the son in law of Archibald Ernest Orr Ewing 3rd Baronet.

Germans fail in a raid on British trenches south of Lombartzyde.

Today’s losses include:

  • A man court martialed and acquitted for the Christmas Truce of 1914
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
  • The grandson and son-in-law of Baronets
  • The great grandson of the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant George Miles Awdrey Hobart-Hampden (Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at age 21. He is the great grandson of the 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire.
  • Private William Thomas Clare (Yorkshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 19. His brother will be killed in 3 days.
  • Private John Matheson (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed. His brother was killed in April of this year.
  • Private John Joseph Lomax (Machine Gun Corps) dies of wounds received in action at age 22. His brother died of wounds in August 1916.

Thursday 30 August 1917 We Lost 411

On the Ypres front the British advance on a line southeast of St Janshoek. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Chester Chester-Masters DSO (commanding 13th King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 47. Lieutenant Colonel Chester-Master joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1893 and he retired as Major in 1900. He served through the South African War, being present at the actions of Belmont, Graspan, Modder River, Magersfontein, Paardeberg, Driefontein, and Sanna’s Post. He was twice mentioned in Despatches and received the Queen’s Medal with six clasps and the King’s Medal with two clasps, as well as the brevet of Major. He acted as ADC to Lord Milner when he was High Commissioner of South Africa and held the positions of Commandant-General of the British South African Police, Rhodesia, from 1901 to 1905, and Resident Commissioner and Commandant-General in Southern Rhodesia from 1905 to 1908. In May 1910, he was placed on retired pay and took the appointment of Chief Constable of Gloucestershire. In March 1915, he rejoined his old Regiment and after a few months was given command of a battalion. In June 1916, he was mentioned in despatches, again in June 1917 and a third time in December 1917. In the Birthday Honours List of June 1917 he was awarded the DSO, while a few months later a bar was added to it, the Gazette containing the following description — “During operations for six days he displayed great courage and ability. His Battalion was very short of officers, and he had no rest during that period. His splendid example and total disregard for safety inspired his men with great confidence”.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • The Member of Parliament for Spalding Division
  • The son of the 1st Baron Baron Aberconway
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The son of a General
  • A Scottish Rugby International
  • A man shot at dawn

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Roland Elphinstone Gordon MC (Royal Artillery) is killed at age 25. He is a Scottish rugby union player who capped for Scotland in 1913.
  • Second Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Francis Walter Stafford McLaren MP (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed in a flying accident while training at Montrose at age 31. He is the Member of Parliament for Spalding Division (from 1910) the son of the 1st Baron Aberconway and the son-in-law of ‘Sir’ Herbert Jekyll.
  • Second Lieutenant Edward Revere Osler (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 21. He is the son of ‘Sir’ William Osler the Baronet.
  • Second Lieutenant Montagu Wilfred Markham (Scots Guards) is killed at age 32. He is the son of Lieutenant General ‘Sir’ Edwin Markham.
  • Private Walter Neave (West Yorkshire Regiment) is shot at dawn for desertion. After landing on Gallipoli a few weeks before the evacuation of the peninsula, he was sent to the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme, only to be wounded at Hebuterne during September.  He then went missing and due to a previously suspended death sentence, also for desertion, he is executed.

Monday 6 August 1917 We Lost 643

The British line advances south-west and west from Lens.

Today’s losses include:

  • A New Zealand Rugby International
  • The son of a Justice of the Peace
  • The son of the 4th Earl of Minto
  • The son of an Admiral
  • A Wiltshire Constable
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Maurice George Trousdell (Army Service Corps) is killed at age 33. His brother was killed as a passenger on SS Falaba when she was sunk in March 1915.
  • Lieutenant Andrew Beaconsfield Ross (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Royal Irish Rifles) is killed in action at age 39. His is the son of James Ross JP.
  • Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Gavin William Esmond Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (Scots Guards) dies of wounds received at Steenbeck River, Langemarck at age 22. He is the youngest son of the 4th Earl and Coutess of Minto.
  • Second Lieutenant John James Fraser Shand (Royal Garrison Artillery) is killed on Salonika at age 19. He is the son of Surgeon Rear Admiral J Shand. Lance
  • Corporal William Fleming (Scots Guards) dies of wounds received in action at age 21. His brother died of wounds in April of this year.
  • Private Reginald Humphrey Harrington (Australian Infantry) dies of wounds received at Messines at age 23. His older brother died of wounds as a prisoner of war in May of this year.
  • Private John Fitchett (Black Watch) dies of wounds at age 25. His brother was killed less than one month previously in the explosion of HMS Vanguard.
  • Private Walter Harold Cox (Wiltshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 27. He is a former police constable with the Wiltshire Constabulary and his brother died of wounds in September 1915.
  • Private Henry Hickmott (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 30. His brother was killed in September 1914.
  • Rifleman Charles Daniel James (New Zealand Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 26. He is a New Zealand Rugby league footballer for Nelson who earned 1 cap for his country.

Tuesday 31 July 1917 We Lost 6,527

Ellis Humphrey ‘Hedd Wyn’ Evans

The official name of the battle is the 3rd Ypres, but it is universally known as the Battle of Passchendaele because it is really a series of engagements with the one objective of taking Passchendaele Village and its Ridge. It commences with an attack on the Northern Flats at Pilckem to the left and the Gheluvelt Ridge to the right. The troops at Pilckem are supported by massed tanks and this attack is initially successful but the right flank is held up and fails to reach its objective of the Gheluvelt Ridge.  Then at 16:00 the rain starts and will last for days and the flooding will make it impossible for the tanks to operate.

Although Haig has originally only proposed a short battle to break through the German Lines and this is now impossible, he insists on continuing the battle at Langemarck to the North. General Gough, whom Haig has chosen because he was the most aggressive of his Generals, actually advises Haig to cease the battle but Haig continues the battle despite horrific losses for another three weeks until 26th August before he closes it down.

He then decides to change the axis of attack from the North to the East and, when finer weather comes, to order the assault on the ridge itself. He also changes Generals and General Plumer is put in charge of the next assault. Plumer, one of the most astute of the Generals, is an advocate of a small scale limited advance under cover of a creeping barrage which will also prevent German counterattacks. This will lead to a concentration of force on a narrow front, it will be easier to relieve the tired men and food and ammunition can readily be brought up to them. The men are to advance behind the shelter of the exploding shells and be hidden from the enemy by the smoke and dust of the barrage, however this will be impossible if it rains and the ground turns into mud.

The 1st and 2nd Coldstream Guards, forming part of the Guards Division, attack to the east of the Yser Canal.  The attack is very successful as the line advances, 3,000 yards to Pilckem. Private Thomas Whitham will be awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Pilkem during the attack when an enemy machine-gun is seen to be enfilading the battalion on the right. Private Whitham on his own initiative immediately works his way from shell-hole to shell-hole through our own barrage, reaches the machine-gun and, although under very heavy fire captures it, together with an officer and two other ranks. When leading waves are temporarily held up by fire from a blockhouse Second Lieutenant Reginald Rees Jones (Welsh Guards) pushes up to the obstacle and fires his rifle through the slits disregarding the danger which confronts him.  He then enters the blockhouse and deals with the occupants and enables the advance to be continued.  He is later badly wounded in the head from which he will die on 25th August.  For his actions this day he will be awarded the DSO.

The 10th Welsh Regiment advances at 03:50 and gets lost in the darkness.  They are able to secure two German trenches but the rain makes the going extremely difficult.

At Wieltje, Belgium the leading waves of an attack become disorganized by enemy rifle and machine-gun fire at very close range from positions which were believed to be in friendly hands.  Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Bertram Best-Dunkley dashes forward, rallies his men and personally leads them in an assault of these positions, which in spite of heavy losses, are carried.  He continues to lead his battalion until all of their objectives are gained.  Later in the day when the British positions are threatened he gathers his men and leads them in an attack that beats off the advancing German forces.  He is wounded and will die of those wounds in five days.  For his actions on this day Lieutenant Colonel Best-Dunkley will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

The Peasant Poet of Meath, Lance Corporal Francis Edward Ledwidge (Inniskilling Fusiliers), is killed in action at age 29.  He is killed during a violent rainstorm, laying wooden planks over the muddy quagmire of the battlefield to enable guns and equipment to be moved forward.  Drenched to the skin he pauses for a mug of tea and a shell from the continuous heavy bombardment explodes nearby killing him instantly.  The majority of his work is about Ireland and the fairies. His war poems include A Soliloquy, A Soldier’s Grave, The Irish In Gallipoli, Home, and Ascension Thursday: 1917.

The Irish In Gallipoli

Where Aegean Cliffs with bristling menace front

The treacherous splendor of that isley sea,

Lighted by Troy’s last shadow; where the first

Hero kept watch and the last Mystery

Shook with dark thunder, Hark! The battle brunt!

A nation speaks, old Solences are burst.

‘Tis not for lust of glory, no new throne

This thunder and this lightning of our power

Wakens up frantic echoes, not for these

Our Cross with England’s mingle, to be blown

At Mammon’s threshold. We but war when war

Serves Liberty and Keeps a world at peace.

Who said that such an emprise could be vain?

Were they not one with Christ, who fought and died?

Let Ireland weep: but not for sorrow, weep

That by her sons a land is sanctified,

Let Christ arisen and angels one again

Come back, like exile birds, and watch their sleep

Another poet Private Ellis Humphrey Evans (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) becomes the second Great War poet to be killed in action today when he is killed at age 30. He wrote poetry under the name ‘Hedd Wyn’ Welsh for “Blessed Peace” (literal translation: white peace). Evans spent most of his life on a hill farm, Yr Ysgwrn, near Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire (Gwynedd). By the age of 28, he had won four Eisteddfod chairs for his poetry. Evans will be awarded the Bardic Chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod, Birkenhead, for his poem “Yr Arwr” (“The Hero”), written in the verse form known as an awdl. The award will be posthumous, with the Eisteddfod Chair draped in black cloth during the award ceremony.

Captain Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson (Northamptonshire Regiment) is shot and killed by a sniper at age 21. Earlier today the tactical situation having developed contrary to expectation, it is not possible for his company to adhere to the original plan of deployments, and owing to the difficulties of the ground and to enemy wire, Captain Colyer Fergusson finds himself with a Sergeant and five men only. He carries out the attack nevertheless, and succeeds in capturing the enemy trench and disposing of the garrison. His party is then threatened by a heavy counter-attack from the left front, but this attack he successfully resists. During this operation, assisted by his orderly only, he attacks and captures an enemy machine gun and turns it on the assailants, many of whom are killed and a large number driven into the hands of an adjoining British unit. Later, assisted only by his Serjeant, he again attacks and captures a second enemy machine gun, by which time he has been joined by other portions of his company, and he is able to consolidate his position. For his actions he will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. His brother will die on service in 1940.

Second Lieutenant Denis George Wyldbore Hewitt (Hampshire Regiment) is in command of a company in attack. When his first objective has been captured he reorganizes the company and moves forward towards his objective. While waiting for the barrage to lift, he is hit by a piece of shell, which explodes the signal lights in his haversack and set fire to his equipment and clothes. Having extinguished the flames, in spite of his wound and the severe pain he is suffering, he leads forward the remains of the company under very heavy machine gun fire, and captures and consolidated his objective. The 19 year old is subsequently killed by a sniper while inspecting the consolidation and encouraging his men.  For his efforts he will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. He is the son of the late Honorable George Hewitt.

Corporal James Llewellyn Davies (Welsh Fusiliers) pushes through our own barrage and single-handed attacks a machine gun emplacement, after several men had been killed in attempting to take it. He bayonets one of the machine gun crew and brings in another man, together with the captured gun. Corporal Davies, although wounded, then leads a bombing party to the assault of a defended house, and kills a sniper who is harassing his platoon. This gallant non-commissioned officer dies of wounds received during the attack for which he will be awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

The cargo ship Belgian Prince (Master Henry Hasson) when about 175 miles from Tory Island, Ireland is struck by a torpedo at about 19:50 on the port side between the engine room and the #5 hold. The engines soon are disabled along with the dynamo which keeps the ship from sending a distress signal. The ship takes on a list and the crew abandons her in three lifeboats. During this time U-55 surfaces and begins to shell the ship with the intention of disabling the wireless. Then U-55 moves around to the starboard side and fires her machine gun at the ship. The submarine then approaches the three lifeboats which hold the entire forty-two man crew. They are all ordered to get out of the boats and taken on board the deck of the U-55. The Master, Harry Hassan is taken below while the men on deck are searched. The crew of the U-55 takes the lifebelts from most of the survivors and throws them overboard. The U-55 crew then goes below and close the hatch and the boat gets underway on the surface, sailing about two miles then submerges the U-55 with the forty-one survivors still on the deck of the boat. Without lifejackets the men in the water have little chance of survival and all but three die, but the three who survived were able to tell the tale of what happened to their fellow crewmen after they were picked up by a British patrol boat later in the day. Master Hasson though taken below is never heard from again.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two Great War Poets
  • A member of Tolkien’s Tea Club and Barrovian Society
  • Three posthumous Victoria Cross winners
  • A Brigadier General’s Brigade Major (the General will die in two days)
  • The son of a Major General
  • The son of a Brigadier General
  • Captain of the 1909 England Rugby team that toured Australian and for whom the Mobbs Trophy is named
  • Multiple battalion commanders
  • A son of the 8th Earl of Albermarle
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The son-in-law of a Baronet
  • A member of the New Zealand Parliament
  • The son of the first native born Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • The son of a Member of Parliament
  • An Irish Rugby International
  • A Scottish Rugby International
  • A Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer
  • The Captain of the Dulwich College football team 1914-15
  • The brother of a multiple Wimbledon Doubles and Olympic Gold medal winner
  • A well known footballer
  • An Australian Rules footballer
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The grandson of a member of the clergy
  • Multiple sons of Justices of the Peace
  • An Australian diarist
  • A journalist
  • A military Chaplain
  • A schoolmaster
  • A man for whom three lakes in British Columbia will be named
  • The son of a city councilor
  • Multiple men who will have daughters born after they are killed
  • Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • Brothers killed together
  • Multiple men who will have sons lose their lives in the Second World War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Brigadier General Alister Fraser Gordon CMG DSO General Officer Commanding 153rd Infantry Brigade will die of wounds received in action today at age 45. The General and his Brigade Major, Captain Hugh Henry Lean, (Highland Light Infantry), while walking around the trenches, are struck by a shell.  Captain Lean is killed instantly at age 29, while the Brigadier General dies two days later. He is the son of Major General K E Lean CB.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Roberts Mobbs DSO (commanding 7th Northamptonshire Regiment) an International rugby player at age 37. He captain the 1909 England team that toured Australia. The Mobbs Memorial Match is named for him. He is killed charging an enemy machine gun post. He raised and commanded the 7th
  • Lieutenant Colonel James Cosmo Russell DSO (Hodsons Horse commanding 6th Cameron Highlanders) is killed at age 38. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Charles Russell Rector of Wollaton.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Frank Page DSO (commanding 1st/1st Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 39.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Daniel Reid DSO (Inniskilling Fusiliers commanding 1st Irish Rifles) is killed at age 35.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Courtenay Talbot Saint Paul DSO (commanding 36th Battery 45 Brigade Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 35.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Elton Sunderland (commanding 2nd Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 42. He is the son of the Reverend James Sunderland Vicar of Eggington.
  • Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Eric Beresford Greer MC (commanding 2nd Irish Guards) is killed in action while standing outside the advanced battalion headquarters by shrapnel at Boesinghe at age 25. His daughter will be born in December while his brother was killed last February and they are sons of ‘Sir’ John Henry Greer.
  • Major Thomas Geoffrey Rawstorne (Lancashire Hussars) dies of wounds. He is the son-in-law of ‘Sir’ William Wyndham Portal 2nd
  • Major Henry Leech (Acting Commander 8th Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 40.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry Murray Tollemache Hope-Johnstone MC (commanding 12th Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at age 31. His brother was killed in October 1914.
  • Captain William Henry Dillon Bell (King Edward’s Horse) is killed. He is a Member of the New Zealand Parliament and son of the Honorable ‘Sir’ Francis Bell GCMG the first native born Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  • Captain John Swinnerton Dyer (Scots Guards) the 12th Baronet is also killed in action this day. His daughter will be born 28th January 1918.
  • Captain Hubert Alfred Harris (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Royal Field Artillery) is killed at age 37. His brother died of wounds in April of this year and they are sons of the Reverend Frederic William Harris.
  • Captain Arthur Lea Harris (North Lancashire Regiment) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend S F Harris.
  • Captain and Adjutant Ronald Newton Caws MC (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 27. He is the son of Captain Silas Newston Caws JP.
  • Captain Alfred Squire Taylor (Royal Army Medical Corps attached Highland Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 29. He is the son of the Reverend David Alexander Taylor DD and an Irish Rugby International.
  • Captain Basil William Head (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 26. He is the son of the Reverend William Head Rector of Brilley.
  • Captain Arthur Hensley Hudson (Royal Berkshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 25. He was the son of the Reverend Thomas Hudson and had been an undergraduate at Keble College, Oxford.
  • Captain Eric George Brock MC (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend George Albert Brock Congregational Minister.
  • Captain Frederic Ernest Bodel MC (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action. He is a barrister-at-law and the son of the Reverend James Bodel.
  • Captain David Arthur MC (Indian Medical Service) dies as a prisoner of war in Baghdad at age 32. He is the son of George Arthur JP.
  • Captain Charles Vernon Martyn Simpson (King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment) is killed in action at age 26. He is the son of Isaac Simpson JP.
  • Captain Thomas Kenneth Barnsley (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 25. As a member of Tolkien’s Tea Club and Barrovian Society he was known as the wise cracking ‘Tea Cake’ and he is the son of Brigadier General John Barnsley.
  • Captain Cameron Roy Carruthers (Cameron Highlanders) is killed at age 28. His brother was killed in April of this year and they are sons of ‘Sir’ William Carruthers.
  • Lieutenant Clifford Stanton (Welsh Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of C B Stanton CBE JP a Member of Parliament.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Pillans Ward (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Ward Rector of Alwalton.
  • Lieutenant Luther James Swallow (North Staffordshire Regiment) is killed at age 33. He is the son of the Reverend Doctor Robert Swallow.
  • Lieutenant James Young Milne-Henderson (Highland Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 26. He is a Scottish International Rugby Football player, member of the Madras Rugby team and the Junior East of Scotland Swimming Champion. His younger brother will be killed next January and they are sons of J Milne-Henderson JP.
  • Lieutenant Walter Leverton Jessopp (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 20. His older brother was killed in May of this year.
  • Lieutenant Harold Madoc Jones (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 38. He is the son of the late John Roberts JP.
  • Lieutenant Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones (Machine Gun Corps) is killed. He was the captain of the football team at Dulwich College 1914-15.
  • Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Albert Edward George Arnold Keppel (Rifle Brigade) is killed in action at age 19. He is the son of the 8th Earl and Countess of Albemarle.
  • Lieutenant Andrew Buckland Hodge (Leinster Regiment) is killed at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend John Mackey Hodge Vicar of St Luke’s Plymouth.
  • Lieutenant Thomas Cyril Nicholls-Jones (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at Pilkem at age 30. He is the grandson of the Reverend Evan Lewis.
  • Lieutenant Charles Isaacs Coburn (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at Hollebeke at age 32. He is a Rosslyn Park Rugby footballer.
  • Lieutenant Neville Ernest Baker (Royal Engineers attached Tank Corps) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in March 1916.
  • Lieutenant Sydney Harold Osbrone Wilshire (Australian Field Artillery) is killed at age 27. His brother was killed in May and both are Australian Diarists.
  • Second Lieutenant Louis James Penard Laycock (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend James Marshall.
  • Second Lieutenant Vincent Connel Byrne (Irish Rifles) is killed at age 21. He is the son of George Byrne JP.
  • Second Lieutenant John Stewart Gellatly (Royal Scots) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed last April.
  • Second Lieutenant John Ambrose Barratt (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 36. He was a signalling officer and well liked by his fellow officers; the young officer’s called him ‘Father Barrett’. He is the brother of the Wimbledon Doubles Tennis Champion of 1909, 1912 and 1913 who also won the 1908 Indoor Olympic Doubles Gold Medal Champion.
  • Second Lieutenant Frederick Charles Westmacott (Royal West Kent Regiment) is killed in action at age 19 over two years after his older brother has been killed. They are the sons of Canon Westmacott.
  • Second Lieutenant William Sewell Calderwood (Cameronians) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend R S Calderwood.
  • Second Lieutenant Jack Douglas Wheeler (Suffolk Regiment) is killed in action at age 28. His brother was killed in November 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant Herbert Edward Boag (Machine Gun Corps attached Tank Corps) is killed at age 25. He is a journalist.
  • Second Lieutenant Hugh Brown (Royal Irish Rifles) is killed. His brother was killed in January last year.
  • Second Lieutenant George McMillan (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 31. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Francis Joseph O’Brien (Worcestershire Regiment) is killed in action at age 31. His brother was killed last February.
  • Second Lieutenant Francis Alan Wray (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed next September.
  • Second Lieutenant Scott Gladstone Morton (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 25. He is the son of the Reverend William Henry Morton.
  • Second Lieutenant William Folds Cooper (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 26. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Second Lieutenant Eric Abley Claxton (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur E Claxton.
  • Second Lieutenant Richard Willett (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed. He is the son of the Reverend Richard Knight Willett Vicar of Norden.
  • Second Lieutenant Rodney Francis Richardson (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Mark Richardson Vicar of St John’s Hudderfield.
  • Chaplain 4th Class William Duncan Geare MC (attached 165th Infantry Brigade) is killed in action at Passchendaele at age 26. He was the Chaplain of Westminster School and Queen’s College Cambridge.
  • Sergeant Thomas Henry Worle (Australian Field Artillery) is killed at age 32. He is an Australian Rules Footballer who played in 3 games for Collingwood in 1907.
  • Corporal Henry Fraser (Gordon Highlanders) is killed. He is the last of four brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Corporal Roderick Angus McKinnon (Otago Regiment) a schoolmaster is killed at age 32. His brother will be killed tomorrow.
  • Lance Corporal Robert William Stocker (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed in November 1914.
  • Lance Corporal Major Phillips (South Wales Borderers) is killed at age 32. His brother was killed last July.
  • Lance Corporal Alexander W Lawrie (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 20. His two older brothers were killed last year.
  • Lance Corporal Thomas William James Churchhouse (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in the loss of HMS Stephen Furness in December.
  • Rifleman Arthur Adams (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Private Riley Whitehead (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed in action on the first day of the battle at Pilkem Ridge Ypres at age 31. He is a well-known football player.
  • Private Edward West (West Surrey Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. He is the third and youngest of three brothers who lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Sydney Wilbraham (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action at age 19. His brother was killed in August 1916.
  • Private Ruper Edwin Penfold Grimley (London Regiment attached Gordon Highlanders) dies of wounds at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Arthur Lee Grimley.
  • Privates Samuel, age 22 and William, age 19 Spilsbury are killed together while serving with the Cheshire Regiment.
  • Private Albert Edwin Severn (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 30. His elder brother was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
  • Private William Hazelby (Grenadier Guards) is killed in action at age 23. His brother was killed last March.
  • Private Dick Goodger (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother was killed in April of this year.
  • Private John McIntosh (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 29. His brother will be killed in August of next year, while another brother will be killed in a mine accident at the Auchengeich Pit on 17th September 1959.  Their brother in law will be killed one week after the brother that dies next year.
  • Private James Matheston (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed. His brother will be killed in three weeks.
  • Sapper Thomas Charlie Poole (Royal Engineers) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
  • Private Albert Harrowell (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed at Ypres at age 31. His brother will be killed in May 1918.
  • Private Reginald Walter Ambrose (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at Ypres at age 23. His brother will be killed in November.
  • Private Albert E Mills (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 25. His brother was killed in May 1915.
  • Private John Stone (Sussex Regiment) is killed at St Julian at age 20. His brother was killed in January 1915.
  • Private Ernest Hampton Turner (Sherwood Foresters) is killed at age 23. His brother was killed last September.
  • Private George L Eusden (East Lancashire Regiment) is killed leading a bombing party at age 28. His half-brother will be killed next month.
  • Private Harold Ison (Cambridgeshire Regiment) is killed at age 22. His brother will die of wounds next April.
  • Private John Duxbury (Machine Gun Corps) is killed in home waters at age 34. He is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial and his brother was killed last July.
  • Private Bruce R Moore (Middlesex Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed in September 1916.
  • Private Robert A Griffin (Black Watch) is killed in action. His two brothers have already been killed, the first in May 1915, the second in May of this year.
  • Private David Ross (Black Watch) is killed at age 20. His brother will be killed in July of next year.
  • Private Jonathan Towns (Black Watch) is killed at age 36. His brother died on service at home in June 1915.
  • Private Thomas Archer (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 25. He brother was killed last month.
  • Private Frederick Smith (Durham Light Infantry) is killed at age 21. He is the last of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Private William McDoanld (Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 25. He is the middle of three brothers who are killed in the war.
  • Private Richard Goodman Carder (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed in action becoming the third of three brothers who are killed in the Great War.
  • Private Thomas William Verrall (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 26 one month after his older brother was killed serving in the same regiment.
  • Private Leonard West MM (Sussex Regiment) is killed in ation at age 22. His brother was killed in October 1916.
  • Private Edward John Herbert (Sussex Regiment) is killed at age 26. His brother will be killed in April next year.
  • Private Arthur Ewen (Welsh Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. His brother will be killed in March next year.
  • Private David Reith (Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 20. Three lakes in Granby Provincial Partk British Columbia will be named for him on 11th November 1997.
  • Private William Donald Quirie (Scots Guards) is killed at age 22. His brother will be killed next August.
  • Private George William Dobson (Sussex Regiment) dies of wounds at age 22. His brother will be killed next March.
  • Private Thomas Richard Bird (Northamptonshire Regiment) is killed. His brother was killed last August.
  • Private Leonard Blease (Cheshire Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother was killed last July.
  • Private Fred Hopwood (West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 23. His brother will die of illness on service in next April.
  • Private Alfred Walter Wayman (Cambridge Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
  • Private Thomas William Bates (Cambridge Regiment) is killed at age 25. His brother will die of wounds in March 1918.
  • Private Fred Docker (Royal Fusiliers) is killed at age 23. He is the son of Councillor Robert Fell Docker.
  • Private Percy Coleman (Royal Fusiliers) is killed in action at Ypres at age 32. His brother will be killed next April.
  • Private Frank Howe (Royal Fusiliers) is killed. His brother was killed last month.

Three men who are killed today will have their sons killed in the Second World War.

  • Private William Ernest Gerrard (Liverpool Regiment) is killed at age 33. Son will be killed in March 1943.
  • Private Arthur Vitler (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed at age 38. Son will be killed in June 1943.
  • Private Edwin James Howell (Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery) is killed at age 29. His son will lose his life serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Friday 13 July 1917 We Lost 522

Archibald William Buchanan Miller

Lieutenant Archibald William Buchanan Miller (King’s Own Scottish Borderers attached Royal Flying Corps) a 6-victory ace is killed in action in a combat over Gheluvelt at age 21.  He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Duncan Miller and grandnephew of the late General ‘Sir’ Archibald Galloway. He had two victory claims the previous night over Zonnebeke and his brother was killed in April 1915 at the Dardanelles.

Today’s losses include:

  • A 6-victory ace
  • The son of a Baronet
  • The grand nephew of a General
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A man whose brother-in-law was killed
  • Families that will two, three and four sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Alexander Perceval Matheson (General List attached Royal Flying Corps) is killed in action at age 22. He is the son of the 3rd Baronet ‘Sir’ Alexander Perceval Matheson. His two brothers and a brother-in-law have already been killed in the War.
  • Lance Corporal Frederick Hunter (Suffolk Regiment) dies after being repatriated from being a prisoner of war with tuberculosis. His brother was killed in July 1916.
  • Private Willie Lumb (Northumberland Fusiliers) dies of wounds received in action at age 30. His brother will be killed in November of this year.
  • Private Frederick Charles Cannon (Scots Guards) dies of wounds at age 22. His brother died of wounds last December.
  • Private J Wharton (North Lancashire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 30. His brother was killed in April 1915.
  • Private William Reid (Gordon Highlanders) is killed at age 26. He is the third of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.

Wednesday 4 July 1917 – We Lost 405

Aidan Chavasse

At Observatory Ridge, about five miles from Ypres and a mile from Hooge, the Liverpool Regiment are in the front line. Lieutenant Aidan Chavasse and 8 men are out on a raiding party when they meet a German patrol and in the ensuing fight Lieutenant Chavasse is wounded. When the party returns, it is discovered he is missing. His brother Bernard the medical officer of the battalion and some others go out to try and bring him back but he is never found. Lieutenant Aidan Chavasse is dead at age 26 one month prior to the death of his brother Noel, one of only three double Victoria Cross winners in the history of the British military. They are sons of the Bishop of Liverpool.

Gothas raid the Royal Naval Air Station at Felixstowe. Civilian worker John Charles Newman is killed at age 46. His son will die of wounds in April next year.

The ship S S Ribston is sunk by a torpedo 85 miles west of Fastnet killing 25 including the Master J Tweedie.

Lieutenant ‘Lord’ Ian Basil Gawen Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 47 at Boesringhe, in Flanders during a night raid. He is the son of the 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava KP Governor General of Canada.  He was an artist in black and white for children’s books written by Hilaire Belloc including The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, More Beasts, The Modern Traveller, A Moral Alphabet, Cautionary Tales for Children and More Peers. His brother died of wounds at Ladysmith in January 1900 and a nephew will be killed in Burma in March 1945.

Today’s losses include:

  • The brother of a double Victoria Cross winner
  • Multiple families that will lose two and three sons in the Great War
  • The son of a member of the clergy
  • A son of the 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava KP and Governor General of Canada
  • An artist
  • A man whose brother died of wounds in the South African War at Ladysmith
  • A man whose nephew will be killed in March 1945 in Burma
  • A man whose son will be killed in action
  • A prominent footballer

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain John Norman Wilson (Black Watch) is killed in action at age 25. He is the only son of ‘Sir’ James Wilson.
  • Second Lieutenant Ian Fitzgerald Stuart Gunnis (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 26. He is the son of ‘the Honorable’ Mrs Gunnis.
  • Second Lieutenant Frank Remington Pretyman (Scots Guards) is killed. His brother was killed in August 1915 on Gallipoli.
  • Company Sergeant Major Herbert Pickard DCM (Lincolnshire Regiment) dies of wounds received eight days earlier at age 51. His son was killed in that action.
  • Sergeant David Farquarson Smart (Canadian Infantry) dies of wounds received in action at age 24. He is prominent in Scottish and Saskatoon football.
  • Corporal Oscar Augustus Vaughan (Newfoundland Regiment) dies at home at age 26. His two brothers will also lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Alexander Milne Gellatly Fyfe (Machine Gun Corps) is killed in action at age 23. His brother will be killed in March 1918.
  • Private Edwin Shelton Bicheno (Australian Pioneers) dies of wounds at age 22. His brother was killed last July serving in the South African Infantry.
  • Private Clarence Norton (Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. He is the son of the late ‘Sir’ Ralph Norton.

Sunday 14 January 1917 – We Lost 250

James Wilfrid Haynes Park

James Wilfrid Haynes Park

The special service ship HMS Penhurst (Commander F H Grenfell DSO) sinks the German submarine UB-37 in the English Channel. Two crew members of the Penhurst are killed.

Today’s losses include:

  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • The son of a General
  • A family that will lose three sons in the Great War
  • A man whose son will be killed in the Second World War
  • A member of the Essex County Constabulary
  • A man whose brother will be killed next October

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain James Wilfrid Haynes Park (Sam Browne’s Cavalry Frontier Force) is killed in Mesopotamia at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend James Park Rector of Gosforth.
  • Captain Frederick Herbert Cumberland Wilcox (Lancashire Fusiliers) is killed at age 28. He is the son of Major General E R C Wilcox who has already lost two sons in the Great War.
  • Second Lieutenant Hubert Darrell Hughes (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at Kut at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Llewellyn R Hughes Chaplain to the Forces at Conway Camp.
  • Corporal Frank Leslie Olver (Warwickshire Regiment) is killed. His son will lose his life in the Second World War.
  • Lance Corporal William Martin (Scots Guards attached Machine Gun Corps) is killed. He is a member of the Essex County Constabulary.
  • Private Joseph Westfell Heavan (Norfolk Regiment) is killed in action. His brother will be killed next October.

Monday 25 September 1916 – We Lost 2,006

William Drury Drury-Lowe

William Drury Drury-Lowe

The Battle of Morval which will last four days begins.

The 1st Grenadier Guards attack Lesboeufs in support passing through the leading waves to take the final objective by 15:30. The 3rd Grenadier Guards attack Ginchy at 12:35.  The assault is held up by uncut wire and four officers go forward to try and cut it by hand. The battalion led by NCOs charge through the gap to take the objective, though the cost is high.

  • Lieutenant Colonel William Drury Drury-Lowe JP DSO (commanding 1st Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 39. He is the son of the 2nd Baron St Leonards and he served in the South Africa War.
  • Captain Alfred Keith Smith Cuninghame is also killed in the attack at age 25. He is the last surviving officer of the original 2nd Grenadier Guards and the grandson of Alfred Frederick Adolphus Slade 3rd
  • Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ William Alastair Damer Parnell MC is killed at age 22. He is the son of the 4th Baron Congleton CB and brother of the 5th Baron who was killed in November 1914.
  • Lieutenant Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot is killed at age 44. He is the son of General William Arbuthnot CB. He was the Vice Chancellor of the Primrose League and in 1910 the Member of Parliament for Burnley.
  • Lieutenant Maurice Hylton Frankland Payne-Gallwey is killed at age 27. He is the grandson of ‘Sir’ William Payne-Gallwey 2nd
  • Lieutenant Maurice Astley Knatchbull-Hugessen MC is also killed at age 28. He is the son of the Reverend Reginald Bridges Knatchbull-Hugesson and grandson of the 9th Baronet Knatchbull.
  • Lieutenant John Francis James Joicey-Cecil (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 19. He is the grandson of the 3rd Maquess of Exeter.
  • Sergeant Albert McKanna-Maulkin a member of the Wisbech Isle of Ely Constabulary is killed at age 28.

First Brigade Royal Flying Corps squadrons carry out a successful series of raids on railway traffic at Libercourt Station, near Douai.  In order to perform this without intervention by German aircraft, the aerodromes at Provin, Tourmignies and Phalempin are attacked by pairs of FE2bs of 25 squadron each escorted by an FE8 from 40 squadron. They drop phosphorus bombs at intervals shrouding the landing ground in smoke occasionally dropping twenty-pound bombs. Besides grounding enemy aircraft, the bombing destroys a hanger at Provin and causes a major fire at Phalempin.  Simultaneously, another formation bombs and strafes two troop trains, derailing one and scattering the troops, while the main force – seven B.E.2s of 16 squadron and six FE2bs of 25 squadron, escorted by FE8s – attack the railway station at Libercourt, causing severe damage and starting fires.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • The son of the 2nd Baron St Leonards
  • The son of the 4th Baron Congleton and brother of the 5th Baron who was killed in action in November 1914
  • A grandson of the 3rd Marquess of Exeter
  • Multiple sons of Baronets
  • Multiple families that will lose two, three and four sons in the Great War
  • The son of a General
  • Vice Chancellor of the Primrose League
  • 1910 Member of Parliament for Burnley
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A member of the Wisbech Isle of Ely Constabulary
  • A Justice of the Peace
  • A man whose son will die on service after the Second World War
  • A son of Alice Liddell Hargreaves the in for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland
  • The grandson of a Member of Parliament

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Herbert John Walker (Royal Engineers) dies at the Salonika Front at age 46. He is the son of General J T Walker. His son K S Walker will die on service in February 1946.
  • Captain Leopold Reginald Hargreaves MC (Irish Guards) is killed at age 33. His brother was killed in May 1915 and they are sons of Alice Liddell Hargreaves who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
  • Captain Patrick Hallam Murray (Royal Field Artillery) is killed. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Hugh Murray.
  • Skipper Charles Allen Campbell (HM Trawler “Silanier Royal Naval Reserve) dies at sea at age 38. He is the son of the Reverend Thomas Campbell.
  • Lieutenant Geoffrey Weldon (Royal Field Artillery) dies of wounds at age 30. He is the son of the Reverend Edward Weldon.
  • Lieutenant Frank Graham Evans (Welsh Fusiliers) dies on service at home at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend Graham Evans.
  • Second Lieutenant Philip Edward Webb (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at age 30. He is the son of ‘Sir’ Aston Webb.
  • Second Lieutenant Charles Dean Prangley (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend Charles Wilton Prangley Rector of Bexwell.
  • Second Lieutenant William Broughton Bothamley (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother will be killed in April 1918.
  • Corporal William Elkin (Grenadier Guards) is killed at age 20. His brother will die on service in April 1919.
  • Private Frederick William Crowder (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother was killed 10 days earlier.
  • Private Herbert Ainger (East Surrey Regiment) is killed. His brother will be killed in May 1917.
  • Private David Sutherland (Scots Guards) is killed at age 21 at Les boeufs, Morval. His brother will be killed in December 1917.
  • Private William Ferguson Gray (Scots Guards) is killed in action at age 22. He is the first of three brothers who will be killed in during an eight-month period during the Great War.
  • Private Robert Fyfe Kilpatrick (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) dies of wounds received in action on 15th September at the Battle of the Somme at age 23. He is the son of the Reverend William Kilpatrick.
  • Private Bertie Thomas Adams (Bedfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 41. His brother will be killed in four days.
  • Private John Henry Allen Bollard (Canterbury Infantry) is killed. He is the grandson of the late John Bollard MP and he has a brother who will be killed in February of next year.
  • Private George Greenwell (New Zealand Machine Gun Corps) is killed. His brother will be killed next month.
  • Private Herbert Clegg (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) is killed at age 20. His brother was killed last October.
  • Rifleman Alfred Stanley Lyons (London Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
  • Private William James Dartnall (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 19. His brother will be accidentally killed in December 1918.
  • Private Ernest Charles Skinner (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed at age 31. His brother will be killed in October 1918.
  • Private Everard Barker (Leicestershire Regiment) is killed in action. He is one of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Victor Albert Naden (Lincolnshire Regiment) is killed at age 18. His brother was killed last June.
  • Private Thomas Simpson (Gloucestershire Regiment) is killed in action becoming the first of four brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private David Key (Leicestershire Regiment) is killed at age 38. He is the middle of three brothers who will lose their lives in the Great War.
  • Private Arthur John Smith (East Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 21. His brother will be killed next November.

Sunday 17 October 1915 – We Lost 392

The Guards Regiments suffer heavy casualties today.

Second Lieutenant Harry Alexander (Grenadier Guards) is killed at Hulloch at age 36. He played International Rugby for England, was a county hockey player, a scratch golfer, excellent skater, professional singer and Schoolmaster at Stanmore Park Preparatory School. Second Lieutenant ‘the Honorable’ Yvo Alan Charteris (Grenadier Guards) is killed in action at age 19.  He is the son of the 11th Earl of Wemyss and his brother will be killed six months later in Palestine.

Lieutenant Nicholas George Berwick Lechmere (Scots Guards) is killed in action at age 34.  He is the son of ‘Sir’ Edmund Lechmere MP the 3rd Baronet. Lieutenant Cecil William Charles Shelley (Scots Guards) is killed in action at age 41.  He is the son of ‘Sir’ Charles Shelley the 5th Baronet and the grand nephew of Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley.  Private Thomas Lawrence Barton (Coldstream Guards) is killed in action at age 20.  His wife’s brothers were killed together serving in the same battalion on 25th January of this year.  Another of her brothers went out into no man’s land to bring back as much of Private Barton’s personal effects as he could. A fourth brother will be severely wounded in the Great War and will die as a result of these wounds in 1923.

Today’s losses include:

  • Grand nephew of Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley
  • A man whose wife lost two brothers together in January of this year
  • A man whose father was killed in the Zulu War in 1879
  • An England Rugby International
  • The son of a Member of Parliament
  • the son of the 3rd Baron Cottesloe
  • The son of the 11th Earl of Wemyss
  • Two sons of Baronets
  • Two sons of Justices of the Peace
  • Two families that will lose another son in the Great War
  • A son of a member of the clergy

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major Frederick John Roberts (West Surrey Regiment) is killed at age 36. His brother will be killed commanding the 14th Gloucestershire Regiment in June 1918.
  • Major Morland John Greig (North Devon Hussars) is killed at age 51 on Gallipoli. He is the son of Exford Somerset JP.
  • Lieutenant Andrew Douglas John Melliss (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed in action at age 18. He is the son of the Reverend Andrew Mellis Vicar of Gawcott.
  • Second Lieutenant Thomas Francis Halford Fremantle (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) dies of wounds at age 18. He is the eldest son of the 3rd Baron Cottesloe.
  • Private William Patrick Miller (Newfoundland Regiment) is killed at age 38. His father was killed in the Zulu War in 1879.
  • Private Hubert Clegg (Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry) is killed at age 18. His brother will be killed in May 1918.

Saturday 2 October 1915 – We Lost 455

Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

Major General Frederick Drummond Vincent Wing General Officer commanding 12th Division is killed in action at age 54.  He and his aide de camp Lieutenant Christopher Cecil Tower age 30 (Essex Yeomanry) are both killed by a shell near the advanced reporting station at about 15:45 while in active superintendence of operations and just after they have visited the front-line trenches near Mazingarbe.  Lieutenant Tower is the son-in-law of General Herbert Conyers Surtees and has a brother who will be killed in September 1916.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Major General commanding a Division
  • A Battalion Commander
  • A Member of Parliament and Justice of the Peace
  • A son of the 3rd Marques of Bute
  • The son-in-law of the 14th Viscount Gormanston
  • Multiple sons of the member of clergy
  • A grandson of a member of the clergy
  • The son of the Chief Magistrate at Bow Street Police Court
  • The son of a Major General
  • A man whose brother will also lose his life in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  •  Lieutenant Colonel ‘Lord Ninian’ Edward Crichton-Stuart (Scots Guards commanding 6th Welsh Regiment) is killed in action at age 32 at Hohenzollern Redoubt near La Bassee. He is the son of the 3rd Marques and Marchioness of Bute, a Member of Parliament for Cardiff from 1910 to 1915 and Justice of the Peace for the County of Fife. He is also the son in law of the 14th Viscount Gormanston. Ninian Park, the home of Cardiff City Football Club was named after Lord Ninian, following Lord Ninian’s help in agreeing to become guarantor for the new ground
  • Captain James Lionel East Warren (Welsh Fusiliers) is killed at age 20. He is the son of the Reverend John Alexander Faris Warren.
  • Captain Raymond Scott Dickinson (London Regiment) is killed in action at age 22. He is the only son of ‘Sir’ John and Lady Dickinson Chief Magistrate at Bow Street Police Court.
  • Lieutenant Walter Frederick Hoblyn (Coldstream Guards) is killed at age 22. He is the grandson of the Reverend Richard Dennis Hoblyn.
  • Second Lieutenant Ernest Cameron Waterfield Rimington (Cheshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 20. He is the son of Major General J C Rimington CB CSI.
  • Second Lieutenant Leonard Righton Burrows (Northumberland Fusiliers) is killed in action when he is shot in the head going to rescue one of his men under fire at age 26. He is the son of the Right Reverend Leonard Hedley Burrows, the Bishop of Sheffield and is buried by his brother Chaplain H R Burrows.
  • Lance Corporal Walter Arthur Ward (Quebec Regiment) is killed while on sentry duty at age 27. His brother will be killed in January next year.