Timeline of April 1916

Unloading road building material from a train at Reninghelst near Ypres, April 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q539,with my thanks.

Unloading road building material from a train at Reninghelst near Ypres, April 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q539,with my thanks.

April 1916

DateEvents
1British forces on River Tigris in Mesopotamia renew attempt to break Turkish lines and relieve besieged garrison at Kut-al-Amara; attacks at Fallahiyeh (5th), Sannaiyat (6-7th and 22nd), Bait Aissa (18th April) /td>
3Greek government refuses to allow an overland route for Serbian troops now at Corfu to reach Salonika
4Russians appoint General Brusilov to command southern forces
11Portuguese troops occupy Kionga in German East Africa
14Aircraft of Royal Naval Air Service, flying from Mudros, raid Constantinople and Adrianople
17British forces in East Africa launch attack on Kondoa Irangi, capture it on 19th April
17Russian forces capture Trebizond
19Field Marshal von der Goltz assassinated by Albanian officer
20Russian troops from Far East arrive at Marseilles to fight in France
20Disguised German ship "Aud" sinks herself while trying to land arms on west coast of Ireland
20Sir Roger Casement lands in Ireland from German submarine
24Outbreak of Irish nationalist rebellion in Dublin
24HMS "Julnar" is sunk on Rier Tigris in final attempt to relieve Kut-al-Amara
25German naval squadron attacks Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth
26French and Russian governments conclude "Sykes-Picot" agreement for eventual partition of Asia Minor
26Agreement signed in Berlin for repatriation of sick and wounded British and German POWs to Switzerland; also signed in London 13 May
27British government proclaims martial law in Dublin
29General Charles Townshend surrenders British and Indian garrison at Kut-al-Amara: major blow to British prestige and a death warrant for the men as Turks then lead themn on a death march to Anatolia

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