Sunday 7 February 1915 – We Lost 99

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The British Foreign Office issues a statement justifying the use of neutral flags ‘for the purpose of evading capture at sea’.

Today’s losses include:

  •  Multiple families that will lose another son in the Great War

 Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Captain Alwyn Bertram Robert Raphael Gosselin DSO (Grenadier Guards) is killed at Cuinchy at age 31.  He is the son of ‘Sir’ Martin Gosselin CGVO, KCMG CB and the Honorable Lady Gosselin.

  •  Lance Corporal Edward David Newell (Hertfordshire Regiment) is killed in action at age 23. He has a brother who will be killed in August 1917.
  • Private Daniel O Leary (Leinster Regiment) is killed in action at age 28 at St Eloi. His brother Christopher was also killed in the Great War.