Category: WWI History

Apr 23 1919 in WWI

IWM (Q 6566) “The Battle of the Lys (Operation Georgette). Gunners of the 29th Siege Battery RGA getting a 6 inch Mark VII gun into position near Caestre" by Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

IWM (Q 6568)

Apr 22 1918 in WWI

IWM (Q 10918) “An RAF Chaplain leads the coffin of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen past the saluting party as it enters the cemetery at Bertangles. The coffin is carried by six pilots of No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.“ by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) 

IWM (Q 10923)

IWM (Q 10921)

Apr 21 1918 in WWI

IWM (WWC H22-20) Mrs Anna Elizabeth Whiteley, Canadian Army Medical Corps dies at Boulogne on Apr 21 1918

Apr 19 1918 in WWI

United Kingdom War Helmet cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east by north of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived

Apr 17 in WWI

Apr 17 1918  

 IWM (Q 11599) “Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery firing a 9.2 inch railway gun by its crane. Near Bethune" by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant)(Photographer)

Apr 17 1917

The forced landing Itl.Flugzeug at Maria Gail Apr 17, 1917, Das zur Landung gezwungene Itl.Flugzeug bei Maria Gail – 1, 2

Apr 17 1916

IWM (Q 576) “Australian troops of the 2nd Anzac Division parading for the trenches; Fleurbaix" by Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 

Apr 17 1915

Greek Ellispontos cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) (51°52′N3°00′E) by SM UB-4

Apr 16 in WWI

Apr 16 1918

IWM (Q 6639) “The Battle of the Lys. A French armoured car supporting two companies of the 18th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Composite Force, 15th Corps). Meteren" Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Apr 16 1917


Q 70033 “The French liner Sontay sinking in the Mediterranean after being torpedoed by the enemy submarine.”

Apr 16 1916

Le Petit Journal Apr 16 1916 

Les Allemands brulent leurs morts dans les hauts-fourneaux

The Germans burn their dead in blast furnaces 

Apr 16 1915 

50 blind soldiers at US home in England where they will be retrained to live life

Apr 15 in WWI

Apr 15 1918

IWM (Q 10902) “Lewis gun team manning a post on the bank of the Lys canal at St Venant during the Battle of Hazebrouck" by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)


Apr 15 1917

Troopship HMS Arcadian sunk in the Sea of Crete off Milos, Greece by SM UC-74 with the loss of 277 lives


Apr 15 1916 

RFC No. 30 Squad drop 13 tons of supplies to starving Anglo-Indian army at Kut


Apr 15 1915

Gunner Charles E.H. Christopher (Canadian Garrison Artillery) dies Apr. 15, 1915 of septicemia


Apr 13 in WWI

Apr 13 1918 

Finnish Civil War: German Baltic Sea Division in Helsinki”

Apr 13 1917

IWM (Q 6427) “A British tank (No. 790) ditched in a captured German gun pit. British cavalry can be seen massed in the background.“ by Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Apr 13 1916 

Royal Field artilleryman floats on wreckage after a sub sunk his ship – paper

Apr 13 1915

IWM (WWC H2-83) Miss Zina Blackburn, Voluntary Aid Detachment, dies of scarlet fever contracted on duty 13 April 1915.

Apr 12 in WWI

Apr 12 1918

IWM (Q 8711) “Battle of Hazebrouck. A 6-inch 26cwt howitzer of the Royal Garrison Artillery in action in the open near a farm pond, near Strazeele, 12 April 1918. Note a soldier washing his mess tin in the foreground" by McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant)(Photographer) 

Apr 12 1917

Tank at Vimy

British tank crossing German trench at Vimy Ridge. All eight of the tanks available to the Canadians at Vimy broke down or were knocked out by enemy fire. The slow-moving tanks were nevertheless useful in crushing barbed wire, terrifying the enemy, and supporting the infantry.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19930013-548

Apr 12 1916

Numéro d’inventaire A 7 868

Opérateur Auguste Léon

Légende d’origine France, Nîmes, Temple de Diane (ou Nemausus)LégendeLieu ancienAvignon, FranceLieuxAvignon (Vaucluse / Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur / France / Europe)

Apr 12 1915 

Battle of Shaiba between Allied forces and Ottoman forces over the city of Basra

Apr 8 1918 in WWI

IWM (Q 10874) “A mounted Military Police patrol on duty passing along a muddy road, near Domart" by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant)(Photographer)