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15 January 1917

By January 15, 2017November 9th, 2018No Comments
  • George Frederick Reed enlists. George is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in France on 7 March 1919, almost four months after the end of the war. George is one of the last men from the Orange district to die as a result of WWI.
  • The Leader reports that several boys from Orange have arrived in England aboard the Argyllshire. They include Arnold Cassin Caldwell, Leonard Osborne Cockett and Alfred Richard Mead. Orange Soldier Boys. The Argyllshire left Sydney on 30 October 1916 and arrived at Plymouth on 10 January 1917. Also aboard was Frederick Daniel Grimson.
  • The young men of Orange are urged to present to the drill hall and sign up for the Camel Corps or the Australian Light Horse Brigade. Join The Camel Corps
  • The Leader reports that a large audience attended the recent Anzac lectures at Frape’s Hall in Millthorpe, where “actual photographs [were] thrown on the screen by a lantern”.
  • The Orange Girls’ Friendly Society decides to support soldiers at the front by arranging a series of musical evenings for which they will charge sixpence admission. Comforts Fund