Saturday 13 February 1915 – We Lost 119
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