Thursday 25 February 1915 – We Lost 134
There is a small British advance near La Bassee.
British ships, led by de Robeck in the Vengeance, again bombard the four forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles (see 19th Feb). The defenses are overpowered and landing parties complete the destruction of their guns at Kum Kale and Sedd-el-Bahr.
British ships begin a blockade of German East Africa.
Today’s losses include:
- The grandson of a member of the clergy
- A great grandson of the 1st Baron Godolphin
- A man whose brother will be killed in 1917
Today’s highlighted casualties are
Captain Maurice Godolphin Osborne (Rifle Brigade) dies of wounds at age 25. He is the grandson of the Reverend Lord Sydney Godolphin Osborne and the great grandson of the 1st Baron Godolphin.
- Private William James Caine (Dragoon Guards) is killed in action at age 29. His brother will die of wounds in August 1917.