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18 October 1918

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  • Manager of the Orange gasworks, James Dwyer, receives a distressing letter from the matron in charge of the 47th General Hospital in France regarding his son, John Bennett Dwyer:

I am afraid this does not bring you very good news. Your son, Lance Corporal JB Dwyer, is in this hospital severely wounded in the back and head and is dangerously ill. His condition at the present time is critical, and it is not possible to say what the progress may be. Everything will be done for him that is possible, and he will have good care, but he is extremely ill, and the doctors think very seriously of him. Try not to worry too much, and hope for the best.

[John recovered from his wounds; he returned to Orange after the war, married and fathered two children]

  • Alf Wenban of Millthorpe receives a letter from Corporal Green detailing the incidents surrounding his son Alpheus Eric (Dick) Wenban‘s death in action. The Late Lance Cpl Wenban
  • Residents of Millthorpe interested in the erection of the public school honour roll are invited to a public meeting. Public School Honour Roll
  • Allied forces in the Middle East continue their advance north, taking the city of Aleppo
  • French forces take Alexandretta in Turkey
  • The Czechs seize Prague, renounce Hapsburg rule and declare Czechoslovakia independent of Austria