a statement of facts

On August 5th, 1914 this group of men fired

the first allied shot of World War I

At 1245 hours, they were ordered

to stop the German freighter the Pfalz

from leaving Port Phillip Bay.

This was only a few hours after War

had been declared in England.


On August 5th, 2014 a memorial service

was held at Point Nepean National Park

to commemorate the event which took

place there 100 hundred years earlier.

My grandfather was part of the gun crew 

that fired the first shot of World War I.

and all descendants were invited to attend.







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