The Great War:5 January

The home of the Lonsdale Battalion 1914-1918
Great War events that took place on 5 January.

1915 (Tuesday)[edit source | hide | hide all]

1916 (Wednesday)[edit source | hide]

  • Austrian offensive in Montenegro.
  • Military Service Bill is introduced.[note 2]
  • British answer regarding the "Baralong" case.[note 3]

1917 (Friday)[edit source | hide]

1918 (Saturday)[edit source | hide]

Notes[edit source | hide]

  1. The city was occupied by Russian forces before the outbreak of the War.
  2. The Military Service Bill, introduced by Mr. Asquith to redeem his pledge on 2 November, 1915, that married men would not be called up until after single men, provided that unattested single men and childless married men of military age should be regarded as having attested; that service should be for the duration of the war; that Ireland should be exempted.
  3. The German Government in autumn of 1915 accused the crew of the British auxiliary cruiser "Baralong" of shooting the crew of a U-boat, sunk on 19 August, 1915. Sir Edward Grey offered to submit the case to an impartial tribunal, if the Germans would submit three specific cases of outrages by German sailors to the same tribunal. The Germans rejected this offer on 14 January, 1916, on the grounds that the cases had already been investigated in Germany.

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Acknowledgements[edit source | hide]

Various sources contemporary to the war have been used to compile The Great War:On This Day. The majority of events, additional notes and other appendices such as statistical data etc., have been primarily sourced from reprints of the following copyright-expired publications: The information in these works were correct at the time of their respective publication dates. In some instances the information may not accurately represent correct spelling of place names and geographical / political boundaries due to modern-day changes since the Armistice. All other sources have been referenced separately where appropriate.