Wednesday 20 March 1918 We Lost 351


William Andrew Wilson far right with family

HMS Loyal badly damages the German submarine UC-48 n the English Channel.  Three days later she will put into Ferrol, Spain where she will be interned.

Today’s losses include:

  • A Military Chaplain
  • Multiple members of the clergy
  • Multiple families that will lose two sons in the Great War

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Second Lieutenant Albert Rowland Cortis Hodges (Royal Flying Corps) is accidentally killed at age 21. He is the son of the Reverend Albert Henry Hodges.
  • Chaplain William Andrew Wilson, the Presbyterian Minister of New Row, Coleraine dies in a motor accident on the Western Front at age 52. He is the son of the Reverend A J Wilson DD.
  • Gunner George William Swanson (Royal Garrison Artillery) dies of wounds received in action at age 29. His brother died of wounds in September 1917.
  • Driver Frederick Charles Fitkin (Royal Field Artillery) is killed in action in Palestine at age 28. His brother will die in December 1918.