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21 August 1916

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  • William Wallace Lawson dies of wounds received whilst a prisoner of war in German hands
  • The Leader invites readers to celebrate Wattle Day on 24 August by donating a gift for soldiers overseas. The Soldiers’ Christmas
  • The Orange Red Cross Society adopts a novel fundraiser; cash prizes will be awarded for the best knitted garments to keep soldiers warm during the European winter. Orange Red Cross Effort
  • The Leader reports that the recent meeting to discuss the construction of a home for returned soldiers in Orange was so poorly attended that plans have been postponed. Homes for Heroes
  • British forces advance to the north-west of Pozieres, repulsing German attacks at Thiepval Ridge on the Somme