Development Notes230714 - first try with the Timeline
4 Aug 2014
11:00pm [London Time] Britain declared War on Germany...more...

At 11.00 pm (London time) on Tuesday 4 August 1914, the British ultimatum to Germany expired and Great Britain was at war. Because of the time difference, the news was received in Australia the following day. On receipt of telegrammed advice from the Prime Minister, the Queensland Premier, Digby Denham, responded that ‘Queensland unreservedly places all her resources at the service of (the) Commonwealth and mother country’.
18 Aug 1914
9th Battalion AIF
raised at Enoggera Military Camp
24 Sep 1914
Bn embarked at Pinkenba on 'OMRAH' ...more...
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SS Omrah was an ocean liner for the Orient Steam Navigation Company built in 1899 for passenger service between the United Kingdom and Australia. During World War I, the ship was taken over for use as a troopship. On 12 May 1918, while headed from Marseilles to Alexandria, Omrah was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-52 40 nautical miles (74 km) fromSardinia. One person aboard Omrah died in the attack.
30 Sep 1914
Arrived in Melbourne and berthed on 30 Sep 2014
Departed Melbourne 19 Oct 1914, arrived Albany, WA 24 Oct 1914, departed Albany 1 Nov 1914
9 Nov 1914
German Cruise EMDEN sunk by HMAS SYDNEY
Survivors transferred to OMRAH as Prisoners of War ...more...
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German prisoners from the EMDEN aboard the OMRAH
15 Nov 1914
Arrived Colombo, Ceylon - departed 17 Nov 1914
25 Nov 1914
Arrived ADEN, departed 26 Nov 1914
Then SUEZ 29 Nov 1914, port SAID 2 Dec 1914, ALEXANDRIA 4 Dec 1914,
6 ~ 7 Dec 1914
Disembarked from OMRAH - train to Cairo
Encamped at MENA 10 miles south of CAIRO.
28 Feb 1915
Depaarted MENA camp, marched to CAIRO as part of 3 Brigade then train to ALEXANDRIA
2 Mar 1915
Departed ALEXANDRIA - moored in Murdros Harbour, Lemnos Island, remained for 7 weeks
24 April 1915
Embarked on HMS QUEEN
25 April 1915
4:30am - landed at ANZAC Cove Gallipoli...more...
These landing scenes were shot at Tamarama Bay in 1915 using soldiers from Liverpool training camp. Thirteen years later, in 1928, the shots were used again in another film, The Spirit of Gallipoli.
Source: National Film and Sound Archive
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An early photo of the Landing at Gallipoli signed by many of the 9th Bn AIF members who were involved in the landing.
[Source: State Library of Queensland]

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