20 April 1915
- The Australian Flying Corps dispatches 41 men, four officers and transport to support Anglo-Indian forces in the Persian Gulf. Known as the Mesopotamian Half Flight, the contingent arrived too late for operations in the Gulf, but joined the British advance on Baghdad. This constitutes the first use of Australian aircraft and aircrew in a war situation. Australia was the only British dominion to set up a flying corps for service during WWI.
- Weston Floyd from Spring Hill enlists
- South African forces continue to defeat the Germans, this time at Kebus, to north of Keetmanshoop (present day Namibia)
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