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  • Day 870 of the war
  • The Leader advertises that returned soldiers from Gallipoli will be singing songs from the trenches at the Australian Hall tomorrow night. The Anzacs
  • William Arthur Neal sends news from Cape Town to say that he is “having a splendid time, and would not have missed it for any money”. Soldiers’ Letters – At Durban
  • The Mayoress, Mrs McNeilly unveils the Orange Public School Honour Roll. Orange DPS Honor Roll
  • The Leader reports that two men in Sydney were fined for singing anti-conscription songs on the Manly ferry. Anti-Conscription Songs
  • A powerful avalanche kills hundreds of Austrian soldiers near Mount Marmolada in the Italian Alps. The avalanches continue throughout the month; as a result, up to 10,000 soldiers would die by the end of the year. Soldiers Perish in Avalanche as World War I Rages
  • British forces in Mesopotamia commence operations to recapture the garrison at Kut-al-Amara
  • The Russian navy shells the Black Sea port of Balchik in Romania, centre of grain production; the mills supplying flour to the German-Bulgarian army are destroyed