Australians engaged in military operations to assist the British Empire throughout the war. The first operation involved the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF).
Service men and women from Australia
Sailors, who mostly served in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), worked on seas and oceans around the world during the war.
Soldiers and medical staff served in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), mostly on the Gallipoli peninsula, the Western Front and in the Middle East.
Airmen and ground crews in the Australian Flying Corps served in Egypt, the Middle East and Europe in Australian and British squadrons.
Some Australians also enlisted in the British armed forces, such as the Royal Navy and the British Army.
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- First convoy of Australian troops 1914
- Australia's first shot fired 1914
- Capture of German outposts 1914
- Serbian Campaign and occupation 1914 to 1918
- Gallipoli Campaign 1915
- Mesopotamia Campaign 1915
- Sinai and Palestine Campaign 1915 to 1918
- Battle of Jutland 1916
- Western Front 1916 to 1918
- Continued service in 1919
- British Empire
- Ottoman Empire