On this day 13th August 1918: 2/Lt Lake and Pte Bernard Taylor missing on patrol

13.8.18: 2/Lt Lake reported ‘missing’ off patrol. This Officer led a fighting patrol against an enemy post which he had previously reconnoiter by day.

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]

14.3.18: Artillery and trench mortars fairly active. Six patrols were out – one of which was engaged at close quarters by 2 Megs. One Officer (2/Lt TA LAKE 6th Sherwood Foresters) and one private are missing.

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


Thomas Ashton Lake

Also missing was 2149/240438 Pte Bernard Taylor a quarryman from Tideswall and pre-War Territorial.

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