Tuesday 15 January 1918 We Lost 260
The Seaplane Defense Squadron based at St Pol becomes 13 (Naval) Squadron.
Brigadier General Arthur Anthony Howell CMG (London Regiment) dies at Blackdown Camp in England.
Today’s losses include:
- A General
- The son of a member of the clergy
- A family that will lose two sons in the Great War
- A man whose son will die on service in December 1941
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Captain John Reginald Philpott MC (Royal Flying Corps) dies of dysentery as a prisoner of war after arriving in Mesopotamia in January 1917 at age 24. He is the son of the Reverend Canon John Nigel Philpott Rector of Southchurch.
- Commander Sandford Grant Radcliffe Nevile (Royal Navy) dies of injuries received in a rail accident at home at age 44. His brother was killed in June 1915.
- Squadron Sergeant Major William Gass Halliday (Dragoon Guards) is killed at age 39. His son will die on service in December 1941.
- Airman 1st Class Albert Edward Bainbridge (Royal Flying Corps) is killed at age 22. His brother will die of wounds in November 1918.