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21 January 1915

By January 21, 2015November 25th, 2015No Comments
  • James Lewis Martin enlists. James is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 11 July 1918.
  • The Leader publishes a letter from Bert Martin written to his mother in Orange. Bert describes travelling through the Suez Canal and the beauty of the train trip from Alexandria to Cairo: “It is just like a vast pleasure garden, and the native Egyptians themselves are like overgrown children, in the happy, frolicsome way they take life.”