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1 January 1916

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  • ANZAC troops return to camp in Egypt where large numbers of Australian reinforcements are massing. The AIF undergoes a major expansion over the coming months, with the establishment of a further three infantry divisions – the 3rd, 4th and 5th – as well as the Anzac Mounted Division.
  • Ernest Henry Richard Guest enlists. Ernest is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 3 May 1917.
  • Joseph Murray of the Royal Naval Division at Helles records in his diary:

The beginning of the New Year. It looks much the same as the old one and shells instead of bells heralded it in.