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  • George Alfred Blunt’s family observes the anniversary of his death in the Battle of Fromelles
  • James John Fleming enlists. James is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 20 June 1918.
  • German troops on the Western Front launch attacks south of Lombartzyde, south of St Quentin, and north of the Aisne
  • German forces on the Eastern Front launch a counter-offensive, piercing Russian positions east of Zloczow near Lemberg
  • Allied troops in Palestine drive back a Turkish cavalry force west of Beersheba
  • British troops in German East Africa attempt to seize enemy water holes at Narungombe, and quickly became embroiled in fierce fighting. Both sides experience heavy casualties.