Timeline of June 1916

Drawing rations at an Army Service Corps dump at Acheux, June 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q852,with my thanks.

Drawing rations at an Army Service Corps dump at Acheux, June 1916. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q852,with my thanks.

June 1916

DateEvents
2Battle of Mount Sorrel begins at Ypres
2German forces storm Fort Vaux in Battle of Verdun
4Russian "Brusilov" offensive begins on Eastern Front
4Allies proclaim martial law in Salonika
5Sherif of Mecca's forces begin revolt against Turkish rule
5British Minister for War Lord Kitchener and his staff die in mining of HMS "Hampshire" off coast of Scotland
5Turkish forces begin offesnive in western Persia: Russians evacuate Khanaqin
6Arab attack on Medina (Mdina) is repulsed by Turkish garrison
7Sherif of Mecca proclaims independence of the Hejaz
8British forces occupy Bismarckburg in German East Africa
9Arab forces capture Jidda (Jedda)
9German forces attack Kondoa Irangi in East Africa but is beaten off by 10 June
10Turkish garrison of Mecca surrenders to Sherif's force
10New Zealand government passes Compulsory Service Bill
16Italian forces begin counter-offesnive against Austrians in Trentino (Trent)
23German forces attack and capture part of Fort Thiaumont: proves to be high water mark of their offensive at Verdun. French recapture ground lost today, on 30 June
24Allied artillery begins preliminary bombardment as Battle of the Somme begins

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