10 October 1917
- Australian divisions are engaged in the attack on Poelcappelle; they would sustain 1,250 casualties for no gain of ground
- The Leader writes their own open letter to Our Eligible Young Men:
There is not the slightest doubt that there are hundreds of young men in Orange who should be over in France doing their duty to the cause of Empire, and why they prefer to loaf about the street, propping up lamp posts and the corners of buildings, while their brothers are lying bleeding on the battlefields of France, passeth all understanding.
- The Leader publishes a list of the district’s soldiers currently on active service for the purpose of sending Christmas parcels. Soldiers at the Front