Tuesday 28 December 1915 – We Lost 209

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Military Cross

Military Cross

The final evacuation of Gallipoli begins while the Indian Corps leaves France for service in the Middle East.

The Military Cross is instituted as an award to commissioned officers of the rank of Captain and below for distinguished and meritorious service in battle on land.  Approximately 37,000 will be awarded in the Great War.

The merchant ship El Zorro is captured and sunk 10 miles south from the Old Head of Kinsale.  Two crew members are killed.

Today’s losses include:

  • A school teacher
  • A Constable in the Essex County Constabulary

 Today’s highlighted casualties include:

  • Lance Corporal James Harold Potter (Northumberland Fusiliers) a school teacher is killed at age 25.
  • Private Harry Basil Wick (Royal Fusiliers) a Constable in the Essex County Constabulary is killed.