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12 July 1915

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  • British forces at Helles make a sixth and final attempt to capture the Achi Baba hill. They suffer substantial losses, and at the end of the day, one British commanding officer observed that troops ‘could not be induced to go forward’. Between June and 13 July 1915, British forces at Helles had advanced just 500 yards at a cost of more than 17,000 casualties. Turkish casualties in the same period amounted to more than 40,000. One British soldier wrote that the Helles battlefield that it ‘looked like a midden and smelt like an open cemetery’.
  • The mayor of Orange and other prominent citizens form a local Recruiting Association with the aim of persuading eligible men to volunteer their services. Recruiting Association – Local Branch Formed
  • Molong Hospital offers beds to wounded soldiers. Australian wounded – Molong Hospital offers four beds