Chronology 1916

Chronology


1916


January
British Government introduces conscription
The final Zeppelin raid on Paris

Death of:

William AVENELL

February
Battle of Verdun

March
Germany declares war on Portugal
The ferry
Sussex is sunk in the Channel by a German submarine

April
East uprising in Ireland
Turks capture Kut and the remainder of British forces

Death of:

William GREENFIELD

Walter Sydney FLEET

May
Daylight saving time introduced in Britain
Battle of Jutland

Death of:

Noah SMITHERS

Alfred WELLER

June
Lord Kitchener drowns in sinking of
HMS Hampshire

Death of:

Arthur William TILBURY

Albert Edward CUTLER

July
Battle of the Somme

Death of:

George CAPELIN

August
Romania joins the allies
Italy declares war on Germany

Death of:

Alfred Edward BRIDGER

September
Bulgaria declares war on Romania
London is raided by thirteen Zeppelins
The British use tanks for the first time on the Somme

Death of:

Oliver Charles HAINES

Edwin Payne UPPERTON

Albert William MCGREGOR

Thomas PARSONS

James MOCKFORD

Charles RAPLEY

Donald RUSSELL

Ernest Alfred WARRELL

Harry George WISE


October

Battle of the Ancre Heights

Death of:

H S WILKINSON

William PAYNE

November
President Wilson re-elected in USA
Death of Emperor Franz Joseph
The Battle of the Somme ends
The Germans use a seaplane to raid London
Death of:

Archibald TUTT

Albert LAKER


December
Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister
President Wilson makes peace proposals
The Allied Governments reject German peace proposals

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