1916, Austria-Hungary, Battle of Guillemont, Battle of the Somme, Brusilov Offensive, Chaulnes, Chilly, Clery, Falfemont Farm, France, Galicia, Germany, Ginchy, Great Britain, Guillemont, Halicz, Hopital Farm, Leuze Wood, Marrieres Wood, Ovillers, prisoners of war, Russia, Soyecourt, Ukraine, Vermand
British line extended 1,500 yards east of Guillemont; Leuze Wood and all the ground between Falfemont Farm and Leuze Wood and outskirts of Ginchy in British possession. French advance east of Le Forest; they storm Hôpital Farm, occupy part of Marrières Wood, and progress east of Cléry. Great French advance south of the Somme on a 12-mile front from Barleux to the south of Chaulnes; they capture Soyécourt and Chilly and part of Vermandovillers and Chaulnes Wood. Russian victory seven miles south-east of Halicz; 4,500 prisoners taken.
1916, aeroplanes, air raid, Aston, Austria-Hungary, Battle of Guillemont, Battle of the Somme, Battle of Verdun, Bedfordshire, Brusilov Offensive, Brzezany, Cambridgeshire, Chapitre, Clery, Combles, Corringham, Cuffley, decoration, Enfield, England, Essex, Fleury, France, Galicia, Germany, Ginchy, Gravesend, Great Britain, Great Waltham, Great Yarmouth, Guillemont, Harpenden, Hertford, Hertfordshire, Kent, Kimberley, Lincolnshire, London, Longfield, Maurepas, medal, Norfolk, Northfleet, Nottinghamshire, Peronne, Plumstead, prisoners of war, Redbourn, Royal Flying Corps, Rushmere, Russia, Somme, Southfleet, Suffolk, Sutton, Ukraine, Vaux, Verdun, Victoria Cross, William Leefe Robinson, Yorkshire, Zeppelin, Zlota Lipa
Great Anglo-French attack on the Somme; British take the whole of Guillemont and part of Ginchy; French attack from Maurepas and take Le Forest and the trenches north of it to the outskirts of Combles, and, farther south, take Cléry, on the road to Péronne; over 2,000 prisoners. German attempt at Verdun; they try to break through the Vaux-Chapitre defences; French progress east and north-west of Fleury. Thirteen Zeppelins raid the Eastern Counties and try to approach the London area; one Zeppelin destroyed at Cuffley, near Enfield, by Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson, R.F.C., awarded the V.C. Russians capture enemy position in the region of Brzezany, on the Zlota Lipa.
1916, Battle of the Somme, Battle of Verdun, British Empire, Clery, France, German East Africa, German Empire, Germany, Ginchy, Great Britain, Guillemont, Jan Christiaan Smuts, Maurepas, Tanzania, Thiaumont Farm, Thiepval, Verdun, Wami River
Great British advance along 11-mile front from Thiepval to Guillemont, and towards Ginchy; the tops of the ridge gained in several places. French take part of Maurepas and extend their positions east of the Maurepas-Clery road; German line shortened between Guillemont and Maurepas. French progress at Thiaumont, Verdun. General Smuts’s forces cross the Wami River.