Wednesday 9 December 1914 – We Lost 98

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Turkish garrison at Qurna including 42 officers and over 1,000 men surrenders.  The actions leading to the surrender over the past week have caused the British to suffer 300 casualties while the total Turkish casualties are around 1,500.

General Gorges captures thirteen more railway carriages along with several prisoners in the Cameroons.

Adolf Ahlers is convicted of high treason.

Today’s losses include:

  • Two families that will lose another son later in the war
  • The son of a member of the clergy

 Those lost are:

  •  Captain Henry Mitchell Powell (South Staffordshire Regiment attached Dorsetshire Regiment) is killed at age 31. He is the son of the Reverend Henry Powell Vicar of Stanningfield and the adopted son of ‘Sir’ David Gill KCB.
  • Second Lieutenant Kenneth Hill Ives(West Yorkshire Regiment) dies of pneumonia at home at age 22.  His brother will be lost on the submarine H10 in January 1918.
  • Private Frederick Newton (Seaforth Highlanders) is killed at age 23. His brother will be killed next May.