Timeline of February 1915

Officers of the 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, The Duke of Cambridge's Hussars) charge during training in Richmond Park on 10 February 1915. Image Q 53636 from the Sport & General Press Agency collection held by the Imperial War Museum, with my thanks.

Officers of the 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, The Duke of Cambridge’s Hussars) charge during training in Richmond Park on 10 February 1915. Image Q 53636 from the Sport & General Press Agency collection held by the Imperial War Museum, with my thanks.

February 1915

DateEvents
2Forward elements of Turkish forces reach the Suez Canal, having crossed the Sinai desert: they engage British outposts next day
2Turkish forces invade British Protectorate of Aden
4Turkish troops withdraw from Suez Canal
4German government announces that a submarine blockade of Britain will begin on 18 February
5British, French and Russian governments agree to pool their financial resources
9Units of 1st Canadian Division depart England for France
15Allied governments suggests to Greece that it should intervene in support of Serbia and promise military support at port of Salonika
15Indian 5th Light Infantry mutinies at Singapore
16British govenment decides to send 29th Division to Gallipoli
18German submarine blockade of Britain begins
19Allied navies begin attack on forts at Dardanelles
19Norwegian ship "Belridge" torpedoed by German sumarine (first sinking without warning)
20British government issues orders for employment at Gallipoli of Australian and New Zealand troops (now in Egypt)
22Net completed across Irish Sea between Scotland and Ireland, denying it as a submarine route
22South African force begins to advance from Swakopmund towards Windhoek
23Royal Marines land at Lemnos
24First British Territorial Division (46th (North Midland)) leaves England for France
26Germans troops employ liquid fire for first time against French troops

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