26 November 1917
- The war office sanctions the issue of a medal to those soldiers who enlisted in 1914 and served at Gallipoli. The Anzac Medal
- The parents of Reginald Claude Nancarrow receive a letter from him, written the week before he was killed in action in the Battle of Polygon Wood in Belgium. They also receive letters of condolence from Sir Neville Howse, Major Arthur Colvin and Chaplain JA Malcolm. Late Lieut Nancarrow. Claude confides:
We will be going to make history in a day or two, and I believe the sector we are going to is a pretty hot shop … so this may be my last letter. God alone knows. I have a good lot of men to command, and they will do anything for me, so I am right on that score. Weather permitting, I think we will do what is asked of us, as the Australians are frightened of nothing.
- The Right Hon Joseph Cook, Minister of the Navy and Deputy Leader of the National Government addresses one of the largest gatherings ever seen in the Star Theatre in Orange. He urges the townspeople to “give a vehement affirmative answer” in the conscription referendum. The Minister for the Navy in Orange