12 October 1917
- The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place on the Western Front, ending in a total Allied failure
- The Leader reports the death in action of Reginald Claude Nancarrow declaring:
The news of the death in action of Lieut Reg Nancarrow, one of the most popular of our Orange boys, has cast a gloom over the whole district
- The Leader reports that German casualties since the outbreak of the war stand at 4,356,760, including 998,439 dead
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