War Diary April 1916

War Norfolk
Dublin Uprising 


The Irish republicans launch an uprising in Dublin. It lasts until 1 May and is suppressed by the British authorities. The leaders are executed, causing deep resentment.

Great Yarmouth Shelled


Heavy shelling caused damage at the Electricity Corporation building as well as a fire in some of the fishermen’s premises.

Seige of Kut Ends 


The Anglo-Indian garrison in Kut finally surrenders to the besieging Turkish forces after holding out for 143 days

Made to Measure Uniform


A recent recruit to Norfolk Regiment, 27 year old  Pte Lambert, had to have his kit specially made as he was almost 6ft 6″ tall and had size 13 feet.




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