Friday 11 January 1918 We Lost 262

by greatwarliveslost


45 Squadron Royal Flying Corps is escorting RE8s on a photo-reconnaissance of enemy aerodromes in the Vittorio area when they are attacked and heavy fighting breaks out. The Camel pilots make 5 claims while losing

  • Second Lieutenant Douglas William Robertson Ross at age 24. He was an Honours Graduate of McGill University.

Today’s losses include:

  • An Honours Graduate of McGill University
  • Multiple sons of members of the clergy
  • A man whose son will be killed in June 1944

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Captain Sydney Herbert Morris (Royal Army Medical Corps) dies on service at home at age 43. He is the son of the Reverend W E Morris.
  • Lance Corporal William Samuel Wright (Army Veterinary Corps) dies on service at age 29. His son will be killed in action in June 1944.
  • Private George Geoffrey Parmiter (Army Service Corps) is killed at Masasi East Africa at age 19. He is the son of the Reverend George Parmiter Vicar of Dawley Parva.