British Ace 2nd Lieutenant Harold William Medlicott from 2 Squadron was shot down today whilst on patrol near Valenciennes with his observer 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown. They flew into a snowstorm in their BE2c (2673) and the suffered fuel problems. They crashed behind enemy lines near Bapaume, and were captured. Brown broke his hip and leg, and cut his face. Medlicott was uninjured.
Medlicott had shot down five planes between 19 September and his last victory on 7 November. 3 of these were solo in a Bristol Scout and two more in BE2cs.