27 May 1915
- The Leader publishes a tally of Australian war casualties to date: 376 dead and 3047 wounded
- William George Hines enlists. William is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 29 April 1918.
- The British destroyer HMS Rattlesnake and men of the 9th Battalion launch a night attack on a Turkish trench near the beach at Gaba Tepe, the aim of which is to persuade the enemy that a major offensive is to take place.
- British battleship HMS Majestic is torpedoed by the German submarine U-21 at Cape Helles. The Majestic sinks and 49 men are drowned. This is the third battleship to be torpedoed off the Gallipoli peninsula in two weeks.
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