Saturday 20 January 1917 – We Lost 298
Three Royal Flying Corps pilots bomb and hit the Baghdad citadel though two one hundred pound bombs fail to explode. Major J Tennant becomes Wing Commander in command Royal Flying Corps in the theater, Captain Geoffrey de Haviland taking over 30th Squadron.
The steamship SS Bulgarian (Master James Sutherland) is torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic. The crew of 14 is killed including the master who dies at age 34. The skipper of the Trawler Raven III Thomas Randal Agnew drowns at age 24 along with one other crewman.
Today’s losses include:
- A Justice of the Peace
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Major Joshua Fielding (Officer in charge, Ismailia, Egypt, British Red Cross Society, formerly Dragoon Guards) dies on service in Ismailia at age 76. He is a former adjutant at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin and a Justice of the Peace. He served in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882.