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  • Forty returned soldiers meet at the Orange Drill Hall to discuss the formation of a club “to conserve the interests of returned men, assist any who may be in need of help, and provide for their social and mental welfare by means of entertainments, a library, etc.” Returned Soldiers Form a Club in Orange
  • The Board of Admiralty is reconstituted, with Sir Eric Campbell Geddes appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and Sir Rosslyn Wemyss as First Sea Lord

Sir Eric Campbell-Geddes in 1917. Image courtesy George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress, Washington, DC.