Sunday 5 March 1916 – We Lost 199
Three older German airships lift off to raid Tyne/Tees and Rosyth. L14 makes landfall north of Flamborough Head at 22:30 and after dropping six bombs near Beverley bombs Hull shortly after midnight. L11 crosses the coast near Withernsea at 21:45 and gets lost in heavy snowstorms until it finds clear weather over Hull which is bombed at 01:00. L13 crosses the Humber at 21:15 and finds flying blind through the snowstorms and strong causing navigational issues. It drops bombs southeasterly until 01:10. Most of the night’s casualties are in Hull where the continued absence of anti-aircraft guns causes bitter indignation.
Today’s losses include:
- Multiple families that will lose two sons
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain Leopold Alexander Hughman (Middlesex Regiment) is killed at age 28. His brother will be killed in September of this year.
- Lieutenant Victor Parker (Royal Field Artillery) dies at age 39. He is the son of the Honorable Reginald Parker.
- Corporal Isaac Thomas Nash (Australian Light Horse) commits suicide by shooting himself in the chest in Cairo at age 22. His brother will be killed in July 1917.
- Lance Corporal Thomas William Davies (Royal Engineers) dies of wounds at age 21. His brother will die of wounds in September 1917.