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Detachment of American soldiers leave for the front, Le Havre, France, 12 July 1918. Image courtesy US National Archives and Records Administration.

  • Leslie Thomas Cullen is awarded the Military Medal for bravery. Military Medal For Orange Soldier
  • The Leader reports that Orange carpenter, Alfred Richard Mead, will soon be returning home after sustaining serious injuries to his knee “owing to an encounter with Fritz”
  • Manager of Dalton’s boot department, Mr R Rhodes, receives a letter from his brother serving with the 53rd Battalion in France. The letter contains a piece of metal in the shape of Australia, a souvenir from the Red Baron’s plane. German Airman’s Relic