Monday 5 August 1918 We Lost 272

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Arthur Frederick Lakeman

The last night Zeppelin raid of the war takes place.  Five Zeppelins make attacks and one of them L70 is shot down.

Four Bristol F2bs are attacked by three Albatros single-seaters while reconnoitering Pergine aerodrome.  Though not known at the time by the British the Albatroses are flying a protective patrol while Emperor Karl is on an inspection tour.

Today’s losses include:

  • A battalion commander
  • A man who was recommended for the Albert Medal twice
  • The son of the Director General of Recruiting in Australia
  • A man whose brother will be killed in 18 days
  • A top batsman for the Lenzie Cricket Club

Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lieutenant Colonel C L Barlow DSO (West Yorkshire commanding 1st/5th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) is killed in action.
  • Captain William Percival Vint (Machine Gun Corps) is killed at age 33. He was twice recommended for the Albert Medal.
  • Lieutenant Brice Bunny MacKinnon MC (Black Watch) dies of illness at age 20. He is the son of the Honorable Donald MacKinnon, Director-General of Recruiting in Australia.
  • Second Lieutenant Arthur Frederick Lakeman (Black Watch attached Tank Corps) is killed in action at age 31 eighteen days before his younger brother. The two brothers had been two of the top three batsmen for the Lenzie Cricket Club prior to the Great War.