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19 April 1916

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  • Friends and relatives of William Agland, Michael Doyle and John Dwyer gather at the Orange Railway Station at 2.30am to greet them as they pass through Orange on their way from Dubbo to Liverpool. Soldiers For Liverpool
  • The Leader informs readers of the next dates that boats depart Sydney for Egypt. Those people planning to send letters to their loved ones at the front are advised to deliver them to the Orange Post Office  “two days before the vessels sail”. Letters For Soldiers
  • Commander of the Turkish Army, Field-Marshal Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, dies in Baghdad. The official cause of death is given as typhus, however he is rumoured to have been poisoned by a group of young Turkish officers
  • German forces launch three attacks at Les Eparges northeast of Verdun; all fail. They do succeed in capturing two craters at St Eloi and positions north of Langemarck-Ypres.
  • British forces in German East Africa capture Kondoa Irangi following a two-day battle