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15 November 1917

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  • Day 1205 of the war
  • One officer and 97 men of the Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train (RANBT) are transferred to the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in preference to being returned to Australia for discharge. Formed in Melbourne in February 1915, the 1st RANBT was a horse drawn engineering unit attached to the Royal Naval Division serving as infantry on the Western Front. The train built jetties and berthing facilities at Gallipoli, and later served in the Suez Canal zone and Sinai.