British officers and men stationed in Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece play football on the 25th of December, 1915. First World War.
On the 1st of July, 1918, the deadliest explosion in British history occurred near Chilwell in Nottinghamshire, England.
The disaster happened at National Filling Factory No. 6, a First World War munitions factory that had been in operation since 1915. The factory was known for its “Canary girls“: women shell makers.
On the day of the disaster eight tons of TNT blew up, killing 134 people and injuring 250 others, however newspapers at the time reported a much lower death toll.
The site of the factory is now home to Chetwynd Barracks.
Later that month the troops received their orders to depart for the infamous Gallipoli Campaign.
Kitchener was killed by a German mine the following year, while travelling to Russia aboard the HMS Hampshire.
This image, taken on the 24th of May, 1915, shows Australian and Turkish troops collecting the dead after a nine-hour truce was called at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
After an attack from the Turks five days earlier that left more than 3000 dead, the stench became so strong both sides agreed to remove the bodies.
The fighting in Turkey came to be commemorated in Australia and New Zealand as Anzac Day on the 25th of April each year.
Trooper William Harry Rankin
From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
This photograph was taken in November, 1914. The troops – both lighthorsemen – would soon leave Australia to fight.
Trooper William Harry Rankin is pictured on the right. He would go on to fight at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire, where he was killed on the 15th of May, 1915.
Rankin, from the New South Wales town of Mudgee, was thirty-nine at the time of his death.
10th January 1915: Members of the Australian 11th (Western Australia) Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Force pose for a group photograph on the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The Australians did a lot of their training in the country.
In April of the same year they would take part in the infamous landings at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey). 378 men in this battalion were amongst the 26 111 Australian casualties, which included 8141 deaths.
English cricketer Arthur Fagg, who played both for Kent and England, was born on the 18th of June, 1915.
After retiring from the sport, he went on to become a well-known umpire. He died in September 1977.