General Joffre
 General Joffre


German reply to American Peace Note : immediate meeting of delegates suggested.

German High Comman again urged Chancellor not to allow any politiical considerations to delay so vital a military measure as unrestricted U-Boat warfare.

Gen. Joffre created Marshall of France.

British airmen bombed Beunkirchen and Hagondangen.

Fierce struggled in Wallachia.



The Times Diary and Index of the War (1928) p.91


 Photograph of wire around Verdun in 1916
 Wire around Verdun


At Sea

Battle Cruiser Fleet joined Grand Fleet in the North Sea - deployment practised.

P & O SS Maloja mined off Dover.


On Land: Western Front

German attack north of Ypres-Comines Canal repulsed.

German attack in Champagne.

French recovery at Fort Douamont.

Germans reported capture of Champneuville and 15,000 prisoners; German attempts on Douamont village, and Hill 255 repulsed.


On Land: Albania

Austrians captured Durazzo, Albania.


Able Seaman Albert Dobson, No. J/25612 HMS Lowestoft


Albert was born in Bridlington in 1896 and lived on Haslemere Avenue. He trained as an apprentice builder with Mr F W Martindale. He was a member of the Boys’ Life Brigade and the local Territorial Company.

He joined the navy in 1913. He saw action in the Heligoland battle and also Dogger Bank.

He died as a result of an accident at Chatham Dockyard, on 30 October 1916. He had been walking along a plank and fell to the ground below. He was taken to Chatham Naval Hospital and underwent numerous operations and progressed well until he developed pneumonia. He died in hospital on 23 November 1916. He was 20 years old.

He was buried with full military honours in Grave 1311, Naval Plat 25, at Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery.

23 November 1916 died of an illness



The Great War Heroes of Bridlington p.336


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