12 December 1915
- German Leutnant Theodor Mallinckrodt makes the initial “hop” of the world’s first all-metal aircraft, the Junkers J1, reaching a height of three metres
- Roy James Gartrell enlists. Roy is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 3 May 1917.
- The evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula continues with the removal of surplus guns. Remaining troops take the opportunity to farewell old mates. Charles Bean writes:
The cemeteries of Anzac were never without men, in twos and threes or singly, ‘tidying’ up the grave of some dear friend, and repairing or renewing little packing-wood crosses and rough inscriptions.
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