19 February 1917
- William Henry Payne enlists. William is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in Baghdad on 10 December 1917.
- The Leader reports the death of former Millthorpe boy, Denis Stinson. Pte Denis Stinson Killed in Action
- Residents of Orange continue to support the Red Cross’s appeal for jam for soldiers serving overseas; a further 1000lbs (453 kilos) are ready for dispatch to Sydney. Red Cross Society
- Lady Roberts’ Field Glass Fund in England appeals for more binoculars to be sent for the war effort. Field Glasses For The War
- German soldiers on the Somme employ a flammenwerfer (flamethrower) to capture a British post south of Le Transloy; they take 30 prisoners
- British troops east of Ypres raid enemy positions, and capture 114 prisoners
- The British Admiralty adopts the following scale of weekly pensions for loss of limbs:
- leg up to the hip 16s.
- leg up to the thigh 14s.
- leg above the knee 12s.6d.
- leg below the knee 10s.6d.
- right arm to the shoulder 16s.
- left arm to the shoulder 15s.
- right arm above or through elbow joint 14s.
- left arm above or through elbow joint 13s.
- right arm below the elbow 11s.6d.
- left arm below the elbow 10s.6d.
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