19 October 1917
- The Leader reports the death in action of Joseph Albert Walsh of Clinton Street. Joseph was one of four men from the Orange district to die in the Battle of Polygon Wood. Killed in Action
- The Leader publishes a second list of the district’s soldiers currently on active service for the purpose of sending Christmas parcels. Soldiers’ Christmas
- The Leader gives an update of the special recruiting train which will run along the Great Western Railway Line seeking reinforcements for the war. Military staff aboard the train includes William Jackson VC [who remains to date the youngest Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross]. Recruiting – Heroes to visit Orange
- German zeppelin L-45 raids London, dropping bombs over Hendon and Piccadilly Circus. A 300kg bomb over Camberwell kills ten people and injures 24. The zeppelin continues to the south east, dropping another bomb over Hither Green [now Nightingale Grove], killing a further 15 people This is the last zeppelin raid on London in WWI. Camberwell Zeppelin Raid
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