28 June 1915
- First anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, the event widely acknowledged as instigating WWI
- Turkish forces at Helles in the Dardanelles begin to attack British positions at Gully Ravine. Fighting lasts for eight days, culminating in a British victory. The Turks suffer over 16,000 casualties, more than 10,000 of whom are killed.
- The Leader reports that Saturday’s snow fall was the heaviest of the past two years; “Old Man Canoblas and the Pinnacle are a splendid sight…being clothed in a mantle of white.”
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