25 July 1915
- The Admiralty approves the transfer of the 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train to Gallipoli. Formed in Melbourne in February 1915, the 1st RANBT was a horse drawn engineering unit attached to the Royal Naval Division serving as infantry on the Western Front. The train handled the building of jetties and berthing facilities at Gallipoli, and the unloading of stores and ammunition, freeing up soldiers for combat duties.
- The Italian army captures Cappuccio Wood during the Second Battle of the Isonzo
- Royal Flying Corps pilot Captain Lanoe Hawker shoots down three German aircraft while on patrol over Passchendaele in Belgium, becoming the first airman to be awarded the Victoria Cross for combat against enemy airplanes
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