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16 June 1916

By June 16, 2016No Comments
  • James McNeilly, son of Ald Edwin Thomas McNeilly, describes the recent Anzac Day service he attended in Cairo. He says “the proceedings were most impressive, and will live for ever in the memories of those who took part in them.” Personal
  • Holy Trinity Church plans to erect a memorial tablet in honour of Edgar Roy Stanford, who was wounded in action at Gallipoli and died in Egypt on 1 August 1915. Memorial To A Soldier
  • King George V inspects HMAS Australia on the River Tyne in northern England. The battle cruiser has just returned to service following a collision with sister ship HMS New Zealand while on patrol in the North Sea
  • Austrian soldiers retreat across the Strypa river as Russian forces cross the Styr and Stokhod rivers north-west of Lutsk on the Eastern Front
  • Italian forces begin a counter-offensive against Austrians in the Trentino district of northern Italy