Key Points fom January 1916 - 100 Years ago
7th Jan 2016
First Attempt to relieve Kut begins: relieving force begins advance from Ali Gharbi.
H.M.S. "King Edward VII" sunk by mine off North of Scotland.
Action of Sheikh Sa'ad (Mesopotamia) begins.
Evacuation of Helles (Gallipoli Peninsula) begins (see 8th and December 28th, 1915).
Evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula completed
Mount Lovchen (Montenegro) taken by Austrian forces.
Corfu occupied by French forces
Russian offensive towards Erzerum begins
Armistice concluded between Montenegro and Austria.
First British Attack on Hanna (Mesopotamia): First Attempt to relieve Kut fails
First Military Service Bill passed by British House of Commons (see February 10th).
Great Britain: The Military Service Act is passed by Parliament, imposing conscription on all single men aged 18 to 41 in Great Britain. Exemptions were made for men in essential war work, those declared medically unfit, religious ministers, and conscientious objectors. (The period of conscription was in force until 1919).
Last German airship raid on Paris.
Airship raid on England; furthest penetration westwards; casualties 183.