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12 October 1915

By October 12, 2015March 22nd, 2018No Comments
  • Wilfred Edmund Cox enlists. Wilfred is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in Belgium on 22 March 1918.
  • General Sir Ian Hamilton replies to Lord Kitchener describing the the potential British evacuation of Gallipoli as “unthinkable”:

“It would not be wise to reckon on getting out of Gallipoli with less loss than that of half the total force”

  • British nurse, Edith Cavell is court-martialled and executed by German forces in Brussels for espionage and aiding escaped prisoners. Her execution is met with much consternation, resulting in an increased number of enlistments. Cavell became idealised as a heroic martyr to the Allied cause and was honored with a statue near Trafalagar Square in London. Rare Footage of Edith Cavell’s Funeral