1916, Bitlis, civilian casualties, Dieppe, England, English Channel, Folkestone, France, Great Britain, Imperial German Navy, Kent, Khizan, merchant shipping, occupation, ocean liner, Ottoman Empire, Russia, sinking, Sir Archibald Murray, Sir John Grenfell Maxwell, SM UB-29, SS Minneapolis, SS Sussex, submarine, Turkey
Cross-Channel steamer Sussex, Folkestone to Dieppe, torpedoed with great loss of life. Atlantic Transport Company’s liner Minneapolis torpedoed and sunk. Russians occupy Khizan, 35 miles south-east of Bitlis. War Office announces General Sir A. Murray to command in Egypt, vice General Sir J. G. Maxwell.