NEED FOR SHELLS. BRITISH ATTACKS CHECKED — LIMITED SUPPLIES THE CAUSE.
- The Times in London reports that Britain is being defeated on the battlefield due to a shortage of ammunition. The report gives rise to a crisis on the home front and leads to the creation of a British Ministry of Munitions headed by David Lloyd George. London Times article sparks “Shells Crisis”
- Edgar George Clarke enlists. Edgar is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 2 April 1917.
- Austro-Hungarian forces launch an attack against Italian troops on the Asiago front in the Italian alpine region of Trentino. The offensive continues until 10 June.
- British Monitor HMS M30 comes under Turkish fire and is sunk whilst enforcing the Allied blockade in the Gulf of Smyrna in the Mediterranean