26 May 1915
- Soldiers at Anzac Cove begin to manufacture periscope rifles. A homemade invention of mirrors, boxwood and wire, the periscope rifle allowed the user to sight and fire a rifle over the parapet without exposing himself to enemy fire.
- Turkish snipers open fire from a new trench near the Nek, wounding 50 Australians in Monash Valley
- Turkish troops shell four destroyers offloading Allied troops at Anzac Cove. Four soldiers and a seaman are killed; 41 others are wounded, seven of whom later die from their wounds. The decision is made to conduct all subsequent landings under the cover of night.
- The Australian Mesopotamian Half Flight arrives in Basra. Australia was the only British dominion to set up a flying corps for service during WWI.
- Italy announces a blockade of the Austro-Hungarian coast
- The Leader announces that now that Empire Day has passed and Orange has done its bit for the Belgians, it is time to support wounded soldiers by establishing a fund for their welfare. A Fund For The Wounded
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