8 October 1917
- Edward Barry Graham, a locomotive fireman from Orange, dies of wounds in France
- The Recruiter writes yet another open letter, this time To Pals in the State Public Service, beseeching them to:
Drop the pen and pick up a rifle. It is a fair exchange and one which will benefit you considerably from the physical point of view…In thousands of instances the work that you do…could just as easily and as correctly be done by young women…How will you justify yourself if you stay at home?
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