The first major set piece participation of the BEF begins at Neuve Chapelle. At 7.30 (local time) The British unleash a thirty minute bombardment by 340 mixed calibre artillery pieces. British and Indian troops overwhelm elements of the single German sixth army division in residence. In less than four hours the village of Neuve Chapelle was largely in British hands.Rifleman Gobar Sing Negi would be awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions.
British forces suffer over 1,000 killed in action