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.