Wednesday 17 February 1915 – We Lost 212
The first British underground mine is blown at Hill 60 by Royal Engineers of the 28th Division.
The French cruiser Montcalm followed by smaller Russian and Japanese warships arrives at Singapore. They all immediately unload a large number of Marines who advance on the mutineers. A sharp battle ensues after which a large number of the mutineers surrender the rest scattering into the jungle. A large number try to escape across the Strait of Johore but are immediately rounded up by the Sultan of Johore’s army. In the meantime, the mutineers who have scattered continue to wage a sniping war on the allies.
Today’s losses include:
- Brothers killed together
- A man whose brother will be killed in less than one month
- A son of a member of the clergy
- A Cambridge Rugby Blue
Today’s highlighted casualties are
Brothers Lieutenant J and Second Lieutenant George Keating (Cheshire Regiment) are killed in action serving together.
- Captain Francis Winchester Wood-Martin (Suffolk Regiment) is killed. His brother will be killed in less than a month.
- Lieutenant George Lawrence Harford (Lancashire Regiment) is killed at age 23. He is the son of Canon George Harford Vicar of Mossly Hill.
- Second Lieutenant Alan Hood Wilson (Rifle Brigade) is killed at age 23. His is a Cambridge Rugby Blue.