Timeline of September 1915

Battle of Loos, September 1915. Wrecked British transport amongst the debris in a ruined street in the town of Loos-en-Gohelle on 30 September. The town and vicinity had been captured by 47th (London) Division and 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle. The famous"tower bridge" (a coal mine pit head work) can be seen in the distance. From the Royal Engineers Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q28987, with my thanks.

Battle of Loos, September 1915. Wrecked British transport amongst the debris in a ruined street in the town of Loos-en-Gohelle on 30 September. The town and vicinity had been captured by 47th (London) Division and 15th (Scottish) Division on the first day of the battle. The famous”tower bridge” (a coal mine pit head work) can be seen in the distance. From the Royal Engineers Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q28987, with my thanks.

September 1915

DateEvents
1German government accepts United States demands for limitation of submarine activity
5Fighting at Hafiz Kor on the North West frontier of India
7Russians begin an offensive in Galicia
18German forces capture Vilna (Vilnius, now capital of Lithuania)
21Bulgarian government orders partial mobilisation of its forces
21Greeks ask for guarantee of 150,000 British and French troops as a condition of its intervention in the war: Allies agree (24 September)
22Turks and Bulgarians sign an agreement (Dedeagatch Agreement) conceding part of joint frontier to Bulgaria
22Allied forces begin a second attempt to advance on Yaunde in the Cameroons
23Greek government orders precautionary mobilisation
25French forces begin two large offensives in Artois and Champagne
25British First Army launches attack between La Bassee Canal and Loos-en-Gohelle - the Battle of Loos - largest British offensive operation to date and first time it deploys poison gas
25Bulgarian forces begin mobilisation
26Lieut-Gen. Sir A. J. Murray appointed Chief of the Imperial General Staff, replacing Wolfe Murray who had resigned previous day
27Greek premier Venizlos obtains secret consent of King Constantine to proposed Allied expedition to Salonika
28British and Indian forces engaged in fighting Turks at Kut-al-Amara in Mesopotamia
28Greek government refuses Allied offer of troops (made 24 September) even though they had previously requested it
30Lord Derby assumes responsibility for recruiting in Britain

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