23 March 1916
- Day 590 of the war
- Albert John Oswald Parslow enlists. Albert is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in France on 13 April 1917.
- Harold Charles Wythes enlists. Harold is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 5 May 1917.
- The British transport vessel SS Minneapolis is torpedoed without warning by German submarine U-35 in the Mediterranean Sea 195 miles northeast of Malta. Twelve crewmembers are killed in the explosion. Attempts to salvage the vessel fail; she sinks two days later. The ship was transporting 60 tons of horse fodder from Marseilles to Alexandria at the time of the attack.
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