Remnants of Montenegrin army land at Corfu (see 13th). Sir William Birdwood later temporarily commanded the Fourth Army in France and then the Australian Corps, till eventually appointed to command the Fifth Army on May 23rd, 1918.]. French cruiser "Amiral Charner" sunk by submarine off Syrian coast. A provisional Irish government was proclaimed. Battle of Târga-Jiu, Rumania (16th/17th). German Government inform United States Government that defensively armed merchantmen will henceforth be regarded as cruisers (see 10th, 29th, and February 26th, 1917). Allied Economic Conference reassembles in Paris (see 27th, and June 3rd, 1915). Kwash (East Persia) occupied by British forces. United States Government send Note to British Government protesting against search of mails. Kilosa (German East Africa) taken by British forces. Last German airship raid on Paris (see March 21st, 1915 and September 16th, 1918). Aeroplane co-operation with tanks instituted by the British Air Force. German airship "L.-7" destroyed off the Slesvig coast. "Hampshire" sunk by mine off Scottish coast. Erzinjan (Armenia) captured by Russian forces. Austrian offensive in the Trentino begins (see June, 3rd). Ninth Battle of the Isonzo begins (see November 4th). Allies commence blockade of Greek Macedonian coast from mouth of the Struma to mouth of the Mesta (see December 15th, 1915). 10 Major Events of World War I In 1915 And 1916 World War I was a global conflict fought between the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria; and the Allies which was a coalition of many nations, most prominently the Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan and … Chios (Ægean) occupied by British forces. Qasr-i-Shirin (Western Persia) occupied by Russian forces (see December 15th, 1915, June 20th, 1916 and March 25th, 1917). German and Bulgarian forces invade the Dobrudja (see August 25th, 1916, January 6th, 1917 and December 3rd, 1918). Russian attack on Erzerum begins (see 16th, and January 11th). 1915). Rumanian Government conclude agreement with Entente Powers regarding intervention (see 27th and January 22nd). It was evacuated subsequently without further fighting.]. Germany and Austria proclaim an "Independent State of Poland" (see April 3rd, 1915 and March 30th, 1917). In consultation with the International Olympic Committee, the German organizers started their work. Great Britain: The Military Service Act is passed by Parliament, imposing conscription on all single Karind (West Persia) occupied by a Russian force (later withdrawn). Mr. Wilson re-elected President of the United States. United States Government formally protest to British Government against "Black List" policy (see October 22nd, 1914, December 23rd, 1915 and January 26th, 1916). Other important events of WW1 in 1916 include end of the Gallipoli Campaign in favor of the Ottoman Empire; the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval conflict of the First World War; and the beginning of the Arab Revolt in the Ottoman Empire. From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q1580,with my thanks. May 8 Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the … Silistra (Dobrudja) taken by German and Bulgarian forces (see 2nd). Portuguese Government decide to extend military co-operation to Europe (see November 23rd, 1914, December 4th, 1914 and January 3rd, 1917). Herr von Jagow, German Foreign Minister, resigns (appointed January 1913) (see 21st). King of Serbia leaves Salonika (see 1st and 17th). New Moshi (East Africa) taken by British forces (see 5th and 12th). Mr. Baker appointed United States Secretary for War. British Government request naval assistance from Japan (see November 14th, 1914 and April 17th, 1917). Ministry of Food formed in Great Britain (see 26th). German ships in Piræus harbour seized by the Allies. "First Offensive Battle" of Verdun ends (see October 24th, 1916 and August 20th, 1917). Berat (Albania) occupied by Austrian forces (see July 10th, 1918). Turkish offensive into West Persia begins [Approximate date. Important events of 1916 during the third year of the First World War, including Field Marshal Lord Kitchener asking for US military participation. Lieut.-General von Stein succeeds Lieut.-General Wild von Hohenborn as German Minister for War (see January 21st, 1915, and October 9th, 1918). Erzerum taken by the Russian forces (see 12th and March 12th, 1918). Lieut.-General Sir G. H. Fowke appointed Adjutant-General, British Expeditionary Force, France (see 21st). Transylvanian frontier of Rumania crossed by German forces (see August 28th and September 29th). Rumanian Government removed from Bukharest to Jassy (see November 30th, 1918). General Nivelle becomes Commander-in-Chief of French Northern and North Eastern Groups of Armies (see May 15th, 1917), and General Joffre (see December 3rd, 1915) becomes Technical Military Adviser to the War Cabinet. 31 May–1 June – HMS New Zealandtakes part in the Battle of Jutland Serbian Government set up at Corfu (see January 15th and May 7th). British Government notify Russian Government of their recognition of Franco-Russian "Sykes-Picot" agreement as to eventual partition of Asia Minor (see April 26th, May 9th and September 1st). 25 Sept: Private publication of W.B. First Attempt to relieve Kut begins: relieving force begins advance from Ali Gharbi (see 21st and December 7th, 1915). Keupri-Keui (Armenia) again captured by Russian forces (see December 17, 1914). Kilimatinde (German East Africa) taken by British forces. 1916 witnessed two of the most decisive battles of World War One – at Verdun and the Somme. Tanga (German East Africa) occupied by British forces (see November 5th, 1914). San Giovanni di Medua (Albania) captured by Austrian forces (see June 26th, 1915 and October 29th, 1918). German Government send Note to united States Government stating that defensively armed merchantmen will be treated as belligerents from March 1st onwards (see 21st). Evacuation of Helles (Gallipoli Peninsula) begins (see 8th and December 28th, 1915). The French claim a foothold till the 7th.] Mr. Asquith, British Premier, resigns (appointed April 8th, 1908) (see 7th). Battle of Baranovichi begins (see July 9th). Elbasan (Albania) taken by Bulgarian forces (see October 7th, 1918). Eighth Battle of the Isonzo ends (see 9th). General Sir H. Smith-Dorrien resigns appointment as Commander-in-Chief British Forces, East Africa [Did not take over command owing to illness.] Hamadan (Western Persia) taken by Turkish forces [Approximate date.] British S.S. "Appam" brought to Norfolk, Va., U.S.A., by German prize crew from raider "Moewe" (see January 15th and March 4th). Battle of Baranovichi ends (see July 2nd). Identic Notes presented by Austro-Hungarian, Bulgarian, German and Turkish Governments to United States Ambassadors in their respective countries requesting them to inform the Governments of the Entente powers that the four Allied Central Powers are ready to negotiate for peace (see 30th). ; Montana voters elect 36-year-old Republican Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Italian troops land at Salonika and join Allied force (see October 3rd, 1915 and July 30th, 1916). ; U.S. National Park Service in the Department of the Interior is created by act of Congress (Aug. British hospital ship "Braemar Castle" damaged and beached in Ægean Sea - probably mined. ; Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic in the country at 46 Amboy St., Brooklyn. British Government issue Order in Council rescinding Declaration of London of 1909. The 1916 Easter Rising saw the first separatist shots fired in a campaign which was to destroy the United Kingdom of 1914 and lead to the secession of more than 20% of the … M. Zaimis, Greek Premier, resigns (see 16th and June 21st). Lieut.-General Sir C.F.N. Russian attack on Trebizond begins (see 17th and March 4th). Durazzo captured by Austrian forces (see December 20th, 1915, and October 2nd, 1918). and is succeeded by M. Stürmer (see February 1st and November 24th). Antivari (Montenegro) occupied by Austrian forces (see March 1st, 1915 and November 4th, 1918). General Joffre created Marshal of France (see 12th). Radautz (Bukovina) taken by Russian forces. Action in North Sea between German raider "Greif" and British auxiliary cruiser "Alcantara": both sunk. google_ad_client = "pub-4298319194752627"; Provisional Government of Essad Pasha leaves Durazzo (see 28th, and October 4th, 1914). Italian battleship "Regina Margherita" sunk on Italian minefield. M. Stürmer appointed successor (see July 22nd and November 24th). Armistice concluded between Montenegro and Austria (see 20th). Historical Events for the Year 1916 1st January » Germany known as German troops abandon Yaoundé and their Cameroon known as Kamerun colony to British forces and … Mr. Arthur Balfour, First Lord of the Admiralty, Great Britain, resigns, and is appointed Secretary for Foreign Affairs, (see 12th and May 28th, 1915). Mount Lovchen (Montenegro) taken by Austrian forces. "Russell" sunk by mine in the Mediterranean. Action of Latema Nek (East Africa) begins (see 5th, 10th, and 12th). Battle of the Arges (Roumania) ends (see 1st). [Sir Charles Monro was appointed later Commander-in-Chief in India. British Government recognise the "King of the Arabs" as the King of the Hejaz (see November 4th). Battle of Jutland. Sipahsalar A'zam, Persian Prime Minister, resigns, and is succeeded by Vossuq ed Douleh, who also acts as Foreign Minister (see March 6th, 1916, and May 29th, 1917). German raider "Moewe" sails from Kiel on second cruise (see March 4th, 1916 and March 22nd, 1917). German Government send Note to United States Government rejecting British offer to permit passage of foodstuffs to Poland from United States of America. Military convention signed at Bukharest between Entente Powers and Rumania. Cetinje (Montenegro) occupied by Austrian forces. [The War Committee (see November 3rd, 1915) which held their last meeting on December 1st ceased to function on the formation of the War Cabinet which undertook the duties of the War Committee.] Russian offensive ("Brusilov's Offensive") begins [The first phase of this offensive is known to the Germans as the "Battle of Wosuzka-Sereth"] (see 11th and August 17th). German forces retreat from Kilimanjaro area. Sibiu (Transylvania) taken by Rumanian forces (see 26th). Count Stürgkh, Austrian Premier, murdered (appointed Premier November 3rd, 1911) (see 28th). Sultan of Darfur defeated by Sudan force in affair of Beringiya (Darfur) (see 23rd, March 16th and November 6th). Handeni (German East Africa) occupied by British forces. Bismarckburg (German East Africa) taken by British forces (see May 25th). Campaign of the Sudan forces in Darfur comes to an end (see March 1st). Affairs in the Dakhla Oasis end (see 17th). Jidda (Arabia) captured by Arab forces (see 5th). The German list carries the battle up to September 9th.]. Anglo-French Conference held at Calais to discuss Greek participation in the war. It also landed behind one salient, allowing German machine gun teams to stop the 17th Sherwoods. "Pacific blockade" of Greece by Entente Powers begins (see 22nd). Mwanza, on Victoria Nyanza (German Fast Africa) taken by British forces. Valid XHTML | Battle of the Cerna and Monastir ends (see October 5th). of the following book first published in 1922 by His Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO): History of the Great War - Principal Events 1914-1918, HMSO, 1922, ISBN - 0 948 13031 8. Yuan-Shih-Kai relinquishes the throne of China (see December 11th, 1915, and June 6th, 1916). Historical Events from 1844 to 1877. Outbreak of Rebellion in Ireland (see May 1st). United States 1916 – Calendar with American holidays. British Government decide to recognise Government of M. Venizelos (see September 20th). Agreement signed at Berlin re employment of British and German prisoners of war (see 29th). Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1916. German raid by fourteen airships (greatest number to attack simultaneously) on London and other parts of England. Macready, Adjutant-General, British Expeditionary Force, France, resigns (see 22nd, and August 4th 1914). Compulsory Military Service Bill in New Zealand comes into operation (see June 10th). 27/04/1916: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of State for War, asks for American military participation in Europe. Tutrakan (Dobrudja) taken by Bulgarian forces (see 2nd). January-February 1916 - Bahia, Brazil German saboteurs conducted at least two operations in Bahia in early 1916. Dr. E. von Körber appointed Austrian Premier (see 21st and December 14th). Sporting Highlights for 1916. British Order in Council extends powers of Ship Licensing Committee to all voyages (see November 10th, 1915). H.M.S. Archduke Karl succeeds to the throne. (See 27th.). British advance into Sinai begins (see December 21st). From the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection at the Imperial War Museum, copyright image Q4495,with my thanks. Kionga (German East Africa) occupied by Portuguese forces. Battle of Sibiu (Transylvania) begins (see 29th). Nations allied against Germany were eventually to include Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Rhodesia, Romania, Greece, France, Belgium, United States, Canada, Serbia, India, Portugal, Montenegro, and Poland. M. Venizelos arrives at Salonika (see August 30th and September 25th and 29th). November 13, 1916 - British troops stage a surprise attack and capture the towns of Beaumont Hamel and Beaucourt at the northern end of the Somme Front. Signor Boselli appointed Italian Prime Minister (see 11th and October 25th, 1917). Contact patrol, or liaison with infantry, first instituted in the Royal Flying Corps. Greek Government conclude new loan with the Entente (£800,000) (see November 8th, 1915). Dar es Salaam (German East Africa) surrenders to British forces (see August 8th, 1914). Recommendations of Allied Economic Conference ratified (see 14th). German commercial submarine "Deutschland" arrives at Norfolk (Va.), from Bremen (see August 23rd). Greek Government refuse overland route for transport of Serbian army from Corfu to Salonika (see 15th and February 10th). "Brusilov's Offensive" continued (see 4th); Battle of the Strypa begins (see 30th). Kirmanshah (West Persia) occupied by Turkish forces (see February 26th). [Approximate date] End of period of German mastery of the air on the Western front (see October 1st, 1915). Entente Governments inform Greek Government of proposed transport of Serbian Army to Corfu (see 11th and 15th). Battle of Verdun ends. Seventh Battle of the Isonzo begins (see 18th). In the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme. Ali Dinar killed (see May 22nd). Important events of 1916 during the third year of the First World War, including Field Marshal Lord Kitchener’s request for US military participation. Tabora (capital of German East Africa) occupied by Belgian forces. Ministry of Labour formed in Great Britain. Brasov (Transylvania) occupied by Rumanian forces (see 28th, and October 7th). Turkish garrison of Mecca surrenders to the Sherif (see 5th). Entente Powers send Ultimatum to Greece; withdrawal of entire Greek Armies from Thessaly demanded (see 11th and 15th). Turkish Army evacuates the As Sinn position and withdraws to lint (see April 29th and December 13th). This section lists the events of the year 1916, the third year of the war. Battles of the Somme 1916 end (see July 1st, 1916, March 14th and April 5th, 1917 and March 21st, 1918). Von Papen papers published in U.S.A. (see December 10th. Iringa (German East Africa) taken by British forces. Affair of Gyuba (Darfur). Entente Powers make declaration guaranteeing to Belgium eventual independence and indemnification. Assassinations of the 1960's. Armistice ceases (see 12th). Lieut.-General Sir C. F. N. Macready appointed Adjutant-General, Home Forces, Great Britain (see 21st, and August 30th, 1918). New War Cabinet of five Ministers formed. Count Czernin succeeds Baron Burian as Austro-Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs (see January 13th, 1915, and April 15th, 1918). Scutari (Albania) occupied by Austrian forces (see October 31st, 1918). British attack on Kondoa Irangi (German East Africa) begins (see 19th). Shiraz (South Persia) occupied by British forces. August 10, 1914 Entente Governments announce forthcoming blockade of Greece from December 8th (see 1st). Fort Thiaumont (Verdun) finally stormed by German forces [Bulk of position was captured on May 23rd and this date marks the limit of the German advance on Verdun.] Entente Governments send ultimatum to Greek Government demanding surrender of the Greek fleet (see 11th). Sollum (Western Egypt) reoccupied by British forces (see November 23rd, 1915). Reconstituted Serbian army comes into action on Salonika front (see April 15th). Morogoro (German East Africa) taken by British forces. British pursuit of retreating German force in East Africa checked at Affair of Kisaki. United States Government make informal protest to British Government regarding their "Black List" policy (see December 23rd, 1915 and July 28th, 1916). Viscount Grey, British Secretary for Foreign Affairs, resigns. M. Kalogeropoulos forms new Greek Ministry (see 11th and October 3rd). Collapse of Irish Rebellion - leaders surrender (see 3rd, and April 24th). Fifth Battle of the Isonzo ends (see February 15th). Russian offensive towards Erzerum begins (see February 12th). Bitlis and Mush again taken by Russian forces (see 15th, and April 30th, 1917). [Baron Beyens officiated in the appointment from July 26th, 1915, till January 18th, 1916, i during which period M. Davignon was absent, owing to ill-health.]. Sherif of Mecca proclaimed "King of the Arabs" (see June 7th and November 4th). Action of Falahiya (Mesopotamia) (see 1st and 6th). "Pacific blockade" of Greece suspended (see 6th). World War I Timeline - Year 1916 January 1916 The Dardanelles Campaign, also called the Gallipoli Campaign, ends. Field-Marshal von der Goltz (see December 10th, 1914, and November 24th, 1915) assassinated by an Albanian officer. Hotels are forced to close at 6 p.m., leading to the beginning of the "six o'clock swill": 27 March in South Australia; 21 July in Sydney after referendum of 10 June; 11 October in Victoria; during March in Tasmania. For other specific sources used in this website see the bibliography: Copyright © www.greatwar.co.uk All rights reserved. Portugal seizes German steamers in the Tagus (see March 9th). Apr 1916 French Govermnent issue similar order (see October 29th, 1914 and November 6th, 1914). Cernavoda (Dobrudja) captured by Bulgarian forces (see 22nd). Sudan force advances from Nahud into Darfur (see 1st, and May 22nd). Germany gives assurances of support. (The period of consription was in force until 1919). A halt on the way from the trenches. German airship "L.-31" destroyed by aeroplane at Potters Bar, near London (night 1st/2nd). Czernowitz (Bukovina) reoccupied by Russian forces (see February 17th, 1915 and August 3rd, 1917). November 7, 1916 - American voters re-elect President Woodrow Wilson who had campaigned on the slogan, "He kept us out of war." Entente Governments reject German peace proposals (see 12th and January 11th, 1917). British advance on Kilimanjaro (East Africa) begins (see 10th and 21st). [This was the furthest point west reached by Russian forces. Orsova (Hungary) occupied by Rumanian forces (see August 28th and November 22nd). Mackensen's army effects passage of the Danube at Islaz and Simnitza. However, the outbreak of World War I led to the discontinuation of the preparations. French battleship "Gaulois" sunk by submarine in the Mediterranean. Battle of Jutland An indecisive naval battle between German and British fleets. British and French Governments conclude "Sykes-Picot" agreement as to eventual partition of Asia Minor (see April 26th and May 23rd). Battles of the Western Front: Grinding Battles The nucleus of a British air squadron formed to bomb German industrial centres (see June 5th, 1918). Lieut.-General Sir Percy Lake takes over command of British forces in Mesopotamia from General Nixon (see 14th, and August 28th). Yearly calendar showing months for the year 1916. Greek Government issue warrant for arrest of M. Venizelos on charge of high treason (see August 30th and September 29th, 1916 and June 26th, 1917). A. da Costa as Portuguese Premier (see November 29th, 1915 and April 25th, 1917). German extended submarine campaign begins (see February 29th). Airship raid on England; furthest penetration westwards; casualties 183 (see January 19th, 1915, and August 5th, 1918). President Wilson issues Circular Note suggesting negotiations for peace (see 26th). (see November 1st). Norwegian Government issue orders prohibiting belligerent submarines from using Norwegian territorial waters (see February 1st, 1917). Serbian Government transferred to Brindisi (see December 3rd, 1915 and February 9th, 1916). Russian and Japanese Governments conclude treaty with regard to future policy in the Far East. Agreement signed at London for transfer of British and German wounded and sick prisoners of war to Switzerland (see April 26th, 1916 and July 2nd and September 11th, 1917). Sarim ed Douleh appointed Persian Foreign Minister (see 5th, and August 29th). Captain Fryatt, of British S.S. "Brussels" shot by order of a German court-martial in Belgium. Negotiations between Austria and Montenegro broken off. Rumanian Government open negotiations with Russian Government with a view to military assistance (see August 17th). Inter-Allied Conference held in Paris to discuss: (a) the relations between Governments and Staffs; (b) policy and strategy; (c) Greece; (d) Poland. General Roques succeeds General Galliéni as French Minister for War (see October 30th, 1915, and March 17th, 1917). Italian Dreadnought "Leonardo da Vinci" sunk by internal explosion in harbour at Taranto. Jul 1, 1916. 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