Tuesday 8 January 1918 We Lost 238
The Royal Naval Air Service Handley Page bomber unit “A” Squadron is re-designated 16 (Naval) Squadron. It will continue to carry out deep strategic bombing with 41 Wing.
Today’s losses include:
- A Military Chaplain
- Multiple sons of members of the clergy
- The son of a General
- Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- The Reverend Marcus Dimond Dimond-Churchward (Chaplain) is found dead in his dugout at age 36. He is son of the late Bishop of Stafford.
- Lieutenant Gerald Forman Grogan (Royal Engineers) son of Brigadier General George W St G Grogan is killed in action at age 23. His brother was killed in June 1915.
- Lieutenant Edward Frederic Montagu Brown (Hertfordshire Regiment) dies of wounds at age 34. His brother was killed in October 1916.
- Second Lieutenant F A Auld (South African Infantry) is killed in action at age 27. He is the son of the Reverend James M Auld.
- Honorary Lieutenant Ernest Edward James (Censor of Foreign Cables at the Central Telegraph Office Lond) dies of illness at age 56 while serving. For many years he served in the North Somerset Yeomanry, but when war broke out he is deemed unfit for active service and given his censors post.