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16 September 1916

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  • Theatregoers at the Empire Picture Co in Orange pay tribute to Bert Rockliff, killed in the Battle of Pozieres. Patrons stand as the Death March is played and an image of the fallen bandmaster is displayed. In Memory Of “Rocky”
  • General Paul von Hindenburg issues orders to strengthen German defenses on the Western Front. The Hindenburg Line, as it would become known, was a heavily fortified zone running several kilometres behind the active front between the north coast of France and Verdun, near the border between France and Belgium.
  • The British front advances almost one kilometre near Courcelette on the Somme
  • British naval forces occupy the port of Lindi in southern German East Africa