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  • Clive Allen Glasson is killed in action at Menin Gate in Belgium
  • Harry Sullivan returns from the front and shares his stories of Gallipoli, where his ear was perforated by a bullet. Corporal Harry Sullivan
  • The Leader reports that a huge statewide recruitment day will be held on 27 July to secure recruits for the Sportsmen’s Reinforcements Unit. Recruiting Boom – Monster Sportsmen’s Rally
  • The Shadforth Public School honour roll is displayed at Millthorpe. Shadforth Honor Roll
  • Donations to date for France’s Day in support of French widows and orphans stand at £412
  • The local recruiting committee forwards a wristlet watch to Arthur Roy Burrell, who is in camp at Menangle and about to depart for overseas service. Presentation to Pte Roy Burrell
  • The Australian destroyers HMAS Warrego, HMAS Parramatta, HMAS Yarra, HMAS Swan, HMAS Torrens and HMAS Huon search the coast off Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean for survivors from the British merchant ships SS Jumna and SS Wordsworth, scuttled earlier in the year by the German raider SMS Wolf. Finding no survivors they continue their voyage to the Mediterranean.
  • Allied troops on the Western Front repulse German counter-attacks at Moronvilliers in Champagne
  • Russian forces continue their withdrawal in Galicia on the Eastern Front, evacuating the town of Kalusz at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains

Kalusz, July 1917. Image courtesy Austrian National Library/The European Library.