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A line of British troops blinded by tear gas at an Advanced Dressing Station near Bethune, 10 April 1918. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 11586).

  • The Leader reports that Australian war casualties now number 233,241. This total includes 43,568 dead, 117,081 wounded, 68,757 sick, 675 missing and 2,946 prisoners of war. Australian Casualties Total 233,241
  • John Balsillie, a mail contractor from Millthorpe, travels to England to work for the war effort. John had attempted to enlist but was rejected due to defective eyesight. Bound For England
  • Two Italian destroyers collide and sink during a storm in the Mediterranean. Australian destroyer HMAS Torrens and Royal Navy training ship HMS Redpole are dispatched to rescue survivors. During the rescue operation 18 year old Ordinary Seaman Leslie Raymond Moore from Torrens is washed overboard and drowns.