Monday 3 March 1918 We Lost 201
Captain John de Camborne Paynter (Royal Naval Air Service) shows great zeal and courage during a bombing attack on Ostende Seaplane ZBase in spite of very adverse conditions. He will be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his efforts today and on others. He will be killed in June as a 10-victory ace.
S S Romeo (Master James Neale age 48) is torpedoed and sunk 10 miles northwest of Peel while carrying meat and provisions from Scapa Flow to the fleet in Liverpool. Twenty nine are killed including her master. The steamer Northfield (Master George Robert Steele age 48) is torpedoed and sunk twenty five miles southwest of Lundy Island. Fifteen are killed including her master.
Today’s losses include:
- A young man on his first merchant voyage at age 17
Today’s highlighted casualties include:
- Lieutenant Roy Warren Biggar (Canadian Infantry) is killed in action at age 21. He is the son of Sanford Dennis Biggar KC.