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23 June 1915

By June 23, 2015September 22nd, 2017No Comments
ANZAC support trenches at Braund's Hill, Gallipoli, 1915. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

ANZAC support trenches at Braund’s Hill, Gallipoli, 1915. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

  • Orders are issued for the construction of extensive new terraces on the hillsides above North Beach at Braund’s Hill, Gallipoli, to accommodate reinforcements for the proposed August offensive
  • Alfred Leslie Northey enlists. Alfred is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in Belgium on 22 September 1917.
  • Norman Osborn Herbert Gall visits Orange to farewell friends and family before leaving for the front. Private Norman Gall
  • Dr Arthur Edmund Colvin embarks for the front. Departure of Dr Colvin
  • Eight bathers at Anzac Cove are struck by Turkish shell-fire
  • The First Battle of the Isonzo begins as Italian troops, aiming to reach Trieste, attack Austro-Hungarians defences in north-eastern Italy. Initial gains by the Italians are rapidly repulsed by the Austrians with heavy casualties on both sides. Operations continue until 7 July. This is the first of twelve Battles of the Isonzo fought during the course of the war.