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18 February 1918

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  • Day 1300 of the war
  • The Leader publishes the latest casualty list which includes Leslie Lemon, George Murray, Reginald Richards and Charles McConnell, who is listed as being “dangerously ill”
  • The Leader publishes a letter from Charles McConnell to his sister Agnes. [Charles died of disease in England a week previously, but clearly the news had not yet reached Orange]
  • Veterinary officer Keith McClymont explains the role that horses and mules play in war and claims that “our greatest enemy in France [is] the mud”. The Care of the War Horse
  • Mrs Nicol is to unveil a new honour roll at the Millthorpe Methodist Church in honour of her son Lance, who was killed in action in France. Methodist Honor Roll