On this day 24th May 1918 – our patrol was fired on and sustained casualties

24/5/18: Hostile artillery less active. During the night one of our patrols encountered an enemy post which had been unoccupied on previous nights. Our patrol was fired on and sustained some casualties.

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


Missing on Patrol

“24th- L/Cpl Stevens wounded in wrist and face with whizz bang. Lt Wilkes killed on patrol getting information in view of raid”

2/Lt Albert Victor Wilkes was missing in action

266691 Pte Walter Hyman was missing in action aged 28

Son of Frederick Hyman of Basford; husband of Grace Annie Hyman of Ranby, Retford in Nottinghamshire. Walter arrived in France in 1916 and served with the 1/7th Battalion. He was later transferred to the 1/5th Battalion after the Territorial Force renumbering in the spring 1917. Walter does not have a known grave and is Commemorated on Loos Memorial; its possible that he was missing on patrol.

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