On this day
30 April

1860 —HMVS VICTORIA sailed from Melbourne for service in the MAORI War, New Zealand. This was Australia’s first commitment of forces to fight overseas

1915 — HMA Submarine AE2 was sunk by a Turkish warship in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey. 3 Officers and 17 men were taken prisoner. 4 men died as prisoners of war

1918 — Second attack on ES SALT, PALESTINE. Australian, New Zealand and British troops attempted to recapture the village first taken a month before. The battle was lost at a cost of 2500 troops killed, wounded, or taken prisoner

1941 — The last evacuation ship left Greece, bringing the Greek campaign to an end