- Christmas mail for Australia leaves Gallipoli. William Dalton Lycett of the 4th Field Ambulance records in his diary:
Up at 6.30 a.m. and on duty at 7 a.m. Patients breakfast at 8 a.m. got breakfast and then thoroughly turned hospital tent out and cleaned it, before 10 a.m. when Major Clayton did his rounds. Sick parade followed by foments, dressings, etc. keeping us flying round till dinner time. Cleaned up after dinner then had it fairly quiet till tea time. During morning Turks shelled No. 2 outpost again, few more casualties, we are situated further on than the outpost, shells passing over us. Posted my letters as mail leaves today for Australia, supposed to be Christmas mail. Off duty 7 p.m. Turned in 8 p.m.