Diary for Sunday, April 16, 1916:
Flanders: British trench raid south of Bethune-La Bassee road.
Turkey: 106 Royal Marines and Greek irregulars occupy the Long island in gulf of Smyrna entrance (until May 27).
Mesopotamia, Kut: Flour ration cut to 4oz per man, Indian issued opium pills against hunger.
Western Front: 9 French aircraft bomb Contlans and Arnairlle rail stations and factories at Rombach (night April 16-17).
Austria: War Profit Taxes imposed.