29 May 1915
- The Leader reports that William John Goode has been killed in action. Casualties of local interest: WJ Goode killed
- The Leader reports that William Henry O’Bree has been killed in action. Pte O’Bree killed
- The Turks attack Quinn’s Post at Gallipoli. Heavy fighting ensues, during which the enemy is driven out. During the fighting Captain Hugh Quinn (after whom the post is named) is killed.
- The Ottoman Empire passes The Temporary Law of Deportation, authorising government and military officials to deport anyone perceived as a threat to national security. Many Armenians are marched south into the Syrian desert and abandoned in camps. Within a year close to 1 million Armenians – almost half the population – are dead. By 1918 this number increased to 1.5 million. By the early 1920s there would be only 100,000 Armenians left.
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