Concept

January 1916

Summary
The following events occurred in January 1916: January 1, 1916 (Saturday)
  • Second Battle of Jaunde – Allied forces occupied the capital of Jaunde of German Cameroon).
  • Senussi campaign – Aerial reconnaissance spotted a Senussi camp of 80 tents southeast of British garrison at Matruh in North Africa. A desert column mobilized to capture the camp but 10 days of torrential rain delayed the assault.
  • British troop ship Geelong sank while returning soldiers from the Gallipoli campaign in the Mediterranean Sea after colliding with another ship. All soldiers and crew on board were rescued.
  • The British Royal Army Medical Corps carried out the first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled.
  • Ross Sea party – Marooned onshore in the Antarctic after the British polar exploration ship Aurora lost anchor and drifted in May 1915, the 10-man party of the second arm of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition split up. Four scienti
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