Thursday 14 January 1915 – We Lost 124
The Leinster Regiment suffers four casualties while in the trenches at St Eloi.
The German Auxiliary Cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm captures and scuttles the merchant vessel Highland Brae and rams and sinks the sailing vessel Wilfrid M 625 miles northeast from Permanbuco, Brazil.
Union forces occupy Swakopmund, German South West Africa.
Today’s losses include:
- A Great Western Railway Police Officer
- A family that will lose another son in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualty is
Private W J Holiday (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) is killed at age 27. He is a police constable for the Great Western Railway Police.
- Lieutenant Maynard Henry Crawford Conybeare (Mahratta Light Infantry attached Yorkshire Regiment) dies at home at age 24. He served in the Abor Expediton and his brother will be killed in April next year.