Chronological events that took place in East Africa.
- 13 August – Dar-es-Salaam attacked by the British.
- 20 August – Taveta occupied by the Germans.
- 5 September – Abercorn attacked by the Germans.
- 7 September – German reverse near Tsavo.
- 10 September – Kisi occupied by the Germans.
- 12 September – Germans defeat near Kisi.
- 2 October – British victory at Gazi.
- 4 November –British defeat at Tanga.
- 8 January – British occupy Mafia off Rufiji River.
- 19 January – Germans capture Jasin and three Companies of British troops except 40 Kashmiris (ammunition depleted).
- 28 February – Blockade of coast declared.
- 6-9 March – Small successes on Victoria Nyanza.
- 29 April – Brigadier General Tighe to command.
- 30 May – Fighting round Uganda Railway, lakes and north-east Rhodesia (April and May); Sphinxhaven (Lake Nyassa) captured by Lieut. Dennistoun, RN.
- 25 June – Bukoba (Lake Victoria Nyanza) captured by Brigadier General J. Stewart.
- 28 June & 26 July – Fighting near Abercorn (north-east Rhodesia).
- 11 July – The SS Königsberg is destroyed in the Rufiji River.
- 10 September – Renewed activity; Skirmish south of Songwe River.
- 14 December – Sir H. Smith-Dorrien appointed Commander-in-Chief.
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Source: Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London. (Copyright expired)