Tuesday 23 February 1915 – We Lost 123
The entrance to the North Channel, except south of Rathlin Island, is closed by the British government.
Goanikas, German South West Africa is occupied by Union forces.
The island of Lemnos is occupied by a force of Royal Marines in preparation for the military attack on Gallipoli.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of an Admiral
- The son-in-law of a member of the clergy
- A Science Master at Bideford Grammar School
- Multiple families that will lose another son in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are
Lieutenant William Dukinfield Nicholson (Cameron Highlanders) is killed at age 26. He is the son-in-law of the Reverend John Martin. His brother was killed last September and they are sons of Admiral ‘Sir’ Arthur W Nicholson KCB.
- Lieutenant Samuel Tudor Barr (Hussars) is killed at Zillebeke at age 31. He is the son of ‘Sir’ James and Lady Barr.
- Private Edgar Robinson (Gloucestershire Regiment) dies at home while on active service. His brother will be killed in action in September 1916.
- Ordinary Seaman Harry Champness Britten (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) dies on service at home at age 23. He is a Science Master at Bideford Grammar School and his brother will be killed on Gallipoli in August.
- Private Arthur Young (Devonshire Regiment) is killed at age 27. His brother will die on service in January 1919.