1 May 1916
- Vernon James Williams MM enlists
- Albert James Rich enlists. Albert is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in Belgium on 7 June 1917.
- Sergeant Donald, a veteran of the Gallipoli campaign hosts a recruiting meeting in Frape’s Hall in Millthorpe. Recruiting Meeting
- The Leader reminds readers about the Acre Fund, instituted in 1915 to support wounded soldiers from the district on their return from the battlefield. “The Leader” Acre Fund
- General Robert Georges Nivelle arrives at headquarters in Souilly to assume command of the French Second Army in the Battle of Verdun, succeeding Henri-Philippe Petain.
- Dutch-born dancer and courtesan Margaretha Zelle (better known by her stage name, Mata Hari) is recruited by Germany to undertake French espionage. Living in Paris since 1905, Mata Hari counts high-ranking military officers, politicians and other powerful men among her lovers
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