Timeline of January 1915

Officers practice using Vickers machine guns at the British Army School of Musketry at Hythe, Kent, on 21 January 1915. Image Q 53550 from the Sport & General Press Agency collection held by the Imperial War Museum, with my thanks.

Officers practice using Vickers machine guns at the British Army School of Musketry at Hythe, Kent, on 21 January 1915. Image Q 53550 from the Sport & General Press Agency collection held by the Imperial War Museum, with my thanks.

January 1915

DateEvents
1German submarine sinks HMS "Formidable" in English Channel
10British defence of Muscat (Eastern Arabia)
12British force seizes Mafia Island in German East Africa
13British War Council instructs Admiralty to prepare for a naval expedition in the Dardanelles
14South Africa forces capture Swakopmund in German South West Africa
18German forces mount attack against British-held Jasin in East Africa: capture it on 19 January
19First German airship raid on England
24Naval battle at Dogger Bank in North Sea
24British government offers Greece concessions in Asia Minor in return for assistance to Serbia: Greeks decline on 29 January
25Lieut-General Sir William Robertson appointed Chief of the General Staff to British Expeditionary Force
26Turkish troops begin to advance through Sinai desert to attack Suez Canal
27Lieut-General Sir R. C. Maxwell appointed Quartermaster General to British Expeditionary Force
28British government decides to make naval attack in the Dardanelles
29German submarine bombards Walney Island battery at Barrow in Furness
31Arab forces occupy Farasan Islands in the Red Sea

Links

December 1914

February 1915

Chronology of the Great War