Monday 1 March 1915 – We Lost 120

by greatwarliveslost

Cap badge of the PPCLI

Cap badge of the PPCLI

The Greek government of the pro-Allied Eleutherios Venizelos offers three divisions for a landing on the Gallipoli peninsula and an eventual advance on Constantinople.  The plan is accepted by Britain and France, but Russia hesitates from a fear of the expansion of Greek power. When this view becomes known in Greece the Venizelos government falls and is replaced by a pro-German ministry.

Today’s losses include:

  • Private James Patrick Steven (mis-identified by CWGC as Sleven) (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) is killed on his 39th birthday during a heavy retaliatory enemy bombardment on their trenches in reaction to a trench raid the previous day. He is one of three men killed.