The Australian navy secures victory over the Germans at the Battle of Cocos, in the eastern Indian Ocean.
The Germans win a naval victory against the British at the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile.
Australia, a British ally, occupies German New Guinea (now part of Papua New Guinea).
New Zealand, a British ally, occupies German Samoa (now Samoa).
British and Japanese forces capture the German port of Tsingtao in China.