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  • William James Heathcote Brook enlists. William is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 10 November 1916.
  • The RAN Bridging Train assumes responsibility for the maintenance of the bridges across the Suez Canal at Serapeum in Egypt
  • The recent¬†Red Cross Appeal at Orange Town Hall raises ¬£60 worth of goods for soldiers at the front
  • French troops are successful near Mesnil in Champagne
  • British cruiser HMS Arethusa strikes a mine off Felixstowe in the North Sea. Six crewmembers perish in the explosion.
A tug assists the wreck of HMS Arethusa 11 February 1916. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum.

A tug assists the wreck of HMS Arethusa 11 February 1916. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum.