Saturday 13 February 1915 – We Lost 119

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Eustace Lyle Gibbs

Eustace Lyle Gibbs

The British surprise the Turkish forces retreating from the Suez Canal at Tor (Gulf of Suez) killing sixty and taking one hundred and two prisoners.

Today’s losses include:

  • The brother of a Member of Parliament
  • A well known rugby football player

 Today’s highlighted casualty is

 Captain Eustace Lyle Gibbs (North Somerset Yeomanry) brother of a Member of Parliament dies of wounds received in action.

  •  Captain William Sproat Montgomery (Liverpool Regiment) a well-known rugby football player is killed when shot by a sniper at age 33. He was the Captain of the Liverpool Rugby club in 1908-09