Tuesday 19 February 1918 We Lost 317

by greatwarliveslost

General Allenby’s troops advance on a front of fifteen miles east of Jerusalem securing all objectives.

Eleven Sopwith Camels of 28 and 66 Squadrons Royal Flying Corps bomb the enemy airfield at Casarsa causing a great deal of damage.

Airship HMA #5 force lands at East Fortune.

Today’s losses include:

  • A prisoner of war murdered in Germany

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Private John Desborough is murdered while a prisoner of war in Germany by a sentry. After standing up for a French prisoner of war that is being bullied he is ordered away.  He immediately obeys the order and as he is walking away is shot in the back and instantly killed.