Signaller Frederick Arthur Hollands sends news from the Jordan Valley where he is battling the heat and mosquitos. He sends thanks to the Australian Comforts Fund for the supply of tinned food that recently arrived; it includes salmon, artichokes, celery, pineapple and cherries. Soldier’s Letter
German troops abandon positions along the Belgian coast and northern France as Allied forces continue to advance
Australian Prime Minister William (Billy) Hughes announces that Gallipoli veterans eligible for six months’ furlough in Australia now have the option of remaining in England on full pay with a daily allowance. The decision is expected to suit those ANZACs who have married English brides. Returning ANZACs
Major-General Heinrich Scheuch succeeds Major-General Hermann Christlieb Matthäus von Stein as German Minister for War
Major-General Heinrich Scheuch, 1918. Image courtesy Sport im Bild Illustrierte Wochenschrift.