Timeline of November 1915

British hospital ship "Anglia" sinking in the English Channel, 17 November 1915. From the First Wold War Agency Collection  at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q22867,with my thanks. "Anglia" hit a mine off Dover harbour at 12.30pm; 129 people lost their lives. Her wreck was one of the first 21 war graves designated by the British Government  under the 1986 Protection of Military Remains Act.

British hospital ship "Anglia" sinking in the English Channel, 17 November 1915. From the First Wold War Agency Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q22867,with my thanks. "Anglia" hit a mine off Dover harbour at 12.30pm; 129 people lost their lives. Her wreck was one of the first 21 war graves designated by the British Government under the 1986 Protection of Military Remains Act.

November 1915

DateEvents
2Prime Minister Asquith declares independence of Serbia to be an essential object of the war
3First meeting of newly constituted British War Committee
4Third Allied attack on Mora is abandoned in the Cameroons
4Allies begin attack on Banyo in the Cameroons (and capture it 6 Nov)
4Lord Kitchener sails for Gallipoli with the objective of gaining first hand knowledge of the situation (arrives 10 Nov)
4General Sir Charles Munro is given command of the British Salonika Force. Sir William Birdwood succeeds him at Gallipoli
5Bulgarian forces capture Nish in Serbia
6German submarine bombards Sollum on coast of Egypt, encouraging the Senussi sect (already hostile to Britain)
8Allies agree £1.6m loan to Greece
10Fourth battle of the Isonzo begins
10Indian Corps begins to leave France for service in Mesopotamia
11British and Indian advance on Baghdad begins, carried out by 6th (Poona) Division
14Senussi attack Egyptian post at Sollum
15Representatives of the Central Powers quit Teheran as Russian forces advance
17Anglo-French conference in Paris discusses aid to Serbia and situation at Gallipoli; approves in principal an Allied council to co-ordinate action
17British hospital ship "Anglia" mined off Dover
22Battle of Ctesiphon begins as Turks halt Britsih advance on Baghdad
22General Sir H. Smith-Dorrien appointed as Commander-in-Chief of British forces in East Africa
23British Western Frontier Force commences action against Senussi
23Allied Powers send note to Greek government demanding non-interference with Allied troops and guaranteeing eventual restoration of occupied Greek territory. Greeks accept next day
24Field Marshal von der Goltz takes command of Turkish forces in Mesopotamia
256th (Poona) Division is defeated at Ctesiphon and begins retreat to Kut-al-Amara
25General Sir Charles Munro is given command of the Meditteranean Force. Sir William Birdwood is made GOC Dardanelles Army
30Serbian forces begin retreat through Albania
30Formal signature of Pact of London by Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan and Italy: each declares it will not make separate peace

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