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11 August 1915

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  • William Wallace Lawson enlists. William is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds on 24 July 1916 whilst a prisoner of war in France.
  • The Leader publishes a report of the Brilliant Charges At Gallipoli
  • The Leader publishes an article about the deep valleys and prickly scrub that cover the Gallipoli Peninsula, declaring that given the harsh terrain: “the wonder is that the Allies have been able to advance at all.” Gallipoli
  • The Leader publishes the Amended Regulations for the examination of recruits. Regulations regarding defective teeth have been relaxed, however men with a complete set of false teeth on the lower jaw are still ineligible for service. This is presumably due to the fact that they are unable to eat without their false teeth.
  • The Patriotic War Fund in Orange exceeds £10,000