The first hospital ship to evacuate wounded from Anzac - the Gascon
- reached Alexandria, Egypt. Of the 548 casualties carried, 14 died
on the voyage which took one and a half-days.
First casualties from Gallipoli reached No 1 Australian General Hospital,
Heliopolis. Sister Constance Keys, Australian Army Nursing Service,
wrote: I don't know if the news is known in Queensland yet but the greatest
number of men we came over with are either killed or wounded. The whole
battalion was practically cut to pieces The hospital train came
in right behind the Palace - nine long carriages painted white with
the Egyptian Star and Crescent on the side.
The Australian submarine, AE2, was sunk by a Turkish torpedoboat, the
Sultan Hissar in Erdek Bay in the Sea of Marmara. AE2 was the first
allied warship to successfully navigate the Dardanelles.
Story: 'Prelude to Gallipoli', this site.
The crew were captured and spent the rest of the war in Turkish prisoner-of-war