On this day 5th May 1918 – an enemy aircraft was brought down in flames

Hostile artillery quite. An enemy aircraft was brought down by machine gun fire and fell in flames in X22b.

Our line was advanced during the night an average distance of 150 yards on whole front. Posts were established and no enemy were encountered. This was not conducted as an offensive operation as it simply intended to make a better outpost line.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]


92827 Pte Albert Henry Wheway from Derby was killed in action but his body was not recovered and he is Commemorated on the Loos Memorial. 

Albert was conscripted into the Sherwood Foresters in the Summer of 1917 and initialed served in France with the 1/7th Battalion before transferring to the 1/8th Battalion in January 1918 when the Robin Hoods disbanded.

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