- The torpedo boat destroyer HMAS Swan is launched at Cockatoo Island by Lady Creswell, wife of the first Naval Member
- Private James Elliot Bell writes his very first diary entry:
Left Liverpool 9.10 train, on to Rhodes, embarked on ferry, down Parramatta to Sydney aboard Mooltan; sailed 1.30; dinner 2 p.m. Retired 8.30, slept on deck, issued hammocks and life-belts.
Courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and courtesy copyright holder
- 150 people are killed and a further 1000 injured as the Belgian government’s munitions factory near Le Havre explodes. Belgian War Factory Blown Up
- Bulgarian forces capture Doiran and Gevgeli in southern Serbia