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The Berrima under construction, 1913. Image in public domain.

  • The Australian troopship Berrima is torpedoed by the German submarine U-84 in the English Channel off the coast of Portland. The crew manages to beach the Berrima with the loss of four lives. Just six days earlier the ship had landed 1,600 Australian troops at Plymouth.
  • Allied forces on the Western Front repulse strong enemy attacks on new British positions near Baillescourt Farm north of the Ancre
  • Russian troops on the Eastern Front launch a surprise attack in the Trotus valley, capturing a strong position on high ground
  • French and Italian troops join forces in southern Albania, isolating Greece from the Central Powers