The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade crossing John the Baptist Wilderness on their march from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, prior to capturing the city of Jericho, Frank Hurley, February 1918. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.
British troops supported by the Australian mounted cavalry and New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade capture the city of Jericho in Palestine after a three-day battle with Turkish troops. Allied Troops Capture Jericho
German submarine SM UC-71 torpedoes the British cargo boat Commonwealth in the North Sea 9.3 km north east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. The Commonwealth sinks, with the loss of fourteen of her crew.
Harry and Mary Barnes of McLachlan Street receive a letter from Mrs Agostini of Port of Spain in Trinidad informing them that their son Eric spent two “very pleasant” days in port there, where he and his comrades “were given a heaty welcome, especially by the ladies of the town, who distributed to them cigarettes, fruit, refreshments etc”. Women and the War