Saturday 5 January 1918 We Lost 273

A very quiet day in the air with only one British casualty that pilot being wounded though he is able to land safely.

Today’s losses include:

  • A military Chaplain
  • A man whose brother was killed in October 1914

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Major William Claud Kennedy Birch MC (Yorkshire Regiment) is killed in a fire at Hedged Street Tunnel at age 26. The fires was caused by an electrical fault which burned so fiercely that the tunnel had to be sealed off to prevent the fire spreading eighteen members of the battalion perish in the fire. He was captured while serving in the Royal Flying Corps made in January 1915 and later escaped and rejoined his regiment.
  • Chaplain the Reverend Edgar Noel Moore MC (attached King’s Liverpool Regiment) is killed in action at age 29.
  • Private C Cobb (Manchester Regiment) is killed at age 24. His brother was killed in October 1914.