15 October 1917
- Leslie Ramsay Ebsworth is killed in action in Belgium
- The Leader reports the death in action of Reginald Inglis Miles of Millthorpe. Killed in France
- The Leader reports that Preston Edwin Argall, a clerk from Orange, has been wounded in action stating “it is probably only a minor wound”. Preston was, in fact, killed in action on 20 September, one of seven men from the Orange district to die during the Battle of Menin Road Ridge.
- Dutch-born dancer and courtesan Mata Hari is executed at dawn, having been convicted of spying for Germany
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