Diary May 10, 1916

Lord Wimborne
Lord Wimborne was the British lord-lieutenant in Ireland before Easter Rising.
Diary for Wednesday, May 10, 1916:

Home Fronts

Ireland: Royal Commission of Inquiry into Rebellion formed under Lord Hardinge (opens May 18). Lord Wimborne resigns as Lord Lieutenancy (Chief Secretary Birrell resigned May 3).
France­: 17 British conscientious objectors refuse Army orders outside Le Havre.

Western Front

Verdun: German assault on Hill 287. French counter-attack at Mort Homme.

Southern Fronts

Salonika: Milne in command of British Salonika Army (for duration of war); Sarrail occupies Greek frontier Fort Dovatepe between Vardar and Stuma.

Air War

Sudan: 2 Royal Flying Corps planes and airfield ready at Abaid for operations against Sultan of Darfur.


Greece: French general Sarrail occupies Greek frontier Fort Dovatepe.

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