Returned soldier James Thorpe of Forest Road receives news that his son, Oliver James Thorpe, has been wounded in action for a second time. Pte OJ Thorpe Wounded
The Leader reports that the Lord Mayor of Sydney is planning a “monster reception” to welcome home the first contingent of Anzacs. Return Of The Anzacs
HMAS Swan, engaged in anti-submarine duties in the Adriatic and Mediterranean, rescues the crew of an allied aircraft which had force-landed. The aircraft had been operating with a Japanese destroyer flotilla escorting a convoy from Port Said to Salonika.
Aboard the destroyer HMAS Swan during patrol in the Adriatic Sea, 1918. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.
Manager of the Orange gasworks, James Dwyer, receives a distressing letter from the matron in charge of the 47th General Hospital in France regarding his son, John Bennett Dwyer:
I am afraid this does not bring you very good news. Your son, Lance Corporal JB Dwyer, is in this hospital severely wounded in the back and head and is dangerously ill. His condition at the present time is critical, and it is not possible to say what the progress may be. Everything will be done for him that is possible, and he will have good care, but he is extremely ill, and the doctors think very seriously of him. Try not to worry too much, and hope for the best.
[John recovered from his wounds; he returned to Orange after the war, married and fathered two children]