30 July 1915
- Shops in Orange close at noon to celebrate the first national ‘Australia Day’
- Railway porter William Ernest Harold Nicholls leaves Orange for camp. William would survive the war; he returned to Australia in early 1919. Soldiers For The Front
- The Leader invites the people of Orange to meet at the Town Hall next Saturday to help farewell the latest recruits, who will be led in a procession to the railway station by the Town Band. Roll Up and Give The Boys a Cheer
- The British Undersecretary for war announces that troops in the Dardanelles are suffering from dysentery and typhoid. Disease at the Dardanelles
- Assistant Director of Medical Services, Colonel Neville Howse, reports on the health of the men of the 1st Australian Division at Gallipoli, stating that the constant strain, the lack of water, and the climatic conditions, together with a type of diarrhoea that was producing anaemia, had undermined the men’s health. Thirty percent of them were unfit and the rest were not fresh and were unlikely to be able to withstand prolonged strain. Six days later these men were ordered to serve in the major August Offensive.
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