Saturday 27 February 1915 – We Lost 131
The Dardanelles operations are again hindered by bad weather.
The first Territorial Division assembles on this day, this being the 46th (North Midland) Division.
The Admiralty announces the blockade of German East Africa.
The first Canadian Division crosses to France during this month.
Today’s losses include:
- The son of a General
- Multiple families that will lose another son in the Great War
Today’s highlighted casualties are
- Captain Hugh Capron Strong (Sikhs) dies in India. He is the son of Major General D M Strong CB.
- Second Lieutenant Frederick Andrew (East Yorkshire Regiment attached West African Regiment, West Africa Frontier Force) is killed in action at age 32. His brother will be killed in November 1916.
- Lance Corporal James Johnson (East Yorkshire Regiment) is killed. His brother will be killed in May 1917.
- Private Frederick Thorne (Hussars) is killed at age 25. His brother will be killed in May.