Timeline of March 1915

The memorial at Le Touret, seen here beyond the military cemetery at the same site, commemorates men who died in the area but who have no known grave. They include the many missing of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle (10-13 March 1915), the first large scale British offensive on the Western Front.

The memorial at Le Touret, seen here beyond the military cemetery at the same site, commemorates men who died in the area but who have no known grave. They include the many missing of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle (10-13 March 1915), the first large scale British offensive on the Western Front.

March 1915

DateEvents
1British begin a blockade of East Africa
4French government decides to send an Expeditionary Force to the Dardanelles
4Russian government sends message to Allies, laying clain to Constantinople
5Greek government offers naval and military forces for operations at the Dardanelles
5British naval forces commence bombardment of Smyrna (ends 9 March)
7Greek government requests explanation of British marine laning at Lemnos: Britain explains military necessity (9 March)
10British attack in opening of Battle of Neuve Chapelle, a supporting action to a much larger French offensive in Champagne
12British government accepts Russian claims on Constantinople
12General Sir Ian Hamilton appointed to command military force for operations at Gallipoli: actually takes command on 17 March
14German cruiser SMS "Dresden", the last left at sea, sunk by British warships off coast of Chile
17French government lodges claim with British for control of Syria and Cilicia
18Turkish shore batteries and sea mine defences repel Allied naval attack in the Dardanelles. British battleships HMS "Irresistible" and HMS "Ocean" and French battleshiip "Bouvet" are all sunk
18General Sir John Nixon appointed to command British and Indian force in Mesopotamia
20Fighting at Jakalswater in German South West Africa
20British government guarantee that Greece will have Lemnos after the war (it is currently Turkish)
21First German airship raid on Paris
25Indian Expeditionary Force "F" (in Egypt) is absorbed into "E
25General Liman von Sanders is appointed to command Turkish forces at Gallipoli
28German submarine sinks first British passenger ship, "Falaba"
29British and United States governments agree that USA will only export rubber to Britain
30South African forces occupy Aus in German South West Africa

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