2 May 1916
- Day 630 of the war
- Gerald Griffith enlists. Gerald is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in France on 5 June 1917.
- Eight German zeppelins raid the east coast of England, killing nine people and injuring 40. LZ-59 (L-20), running low on fuel, ditches into the sea near Stavanger in Norway. Some of the crew jump overboard and are rescued by fishing boats, the rest are captured and interned.
- King George V telegraphs the following message to the Tigris Army Corps, sympathising with them in their inability to relieve Major-General Charles Townshend at Kut-al-Amara:
Despite your great gallantry and determination under the most trying conditions you were defeated by floods and bad weather, and not by the enemy, whom you pressed back. I have watched your efforts with admiration. You have done all that was humanly possible.