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21 July 1916

By July 21, 2016No Comments
  • Day 710 of the war
  • The Leader reports that the war will soon enter its third year, and urges young me to enlist today. The newspaper recommends:

Mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts, when you see Percival Coldfoot stop at the Sunday night gate to put on his pince-nez before entering your house, after giving him loud and explicit instructions as to the whereabouts of the Drill Hall, sool the dog on him. If you have no dog, throw tea-leaves over him.

  • The people of Orange are invited to donate old gold and silver articles to a fund to support Australian soldiers at the front. Our Gold and Silver War Fund
  • Frederick Albert Williamson sends a letter to his family in Cheeseman’s Creek. He describes a plane being shot out of the sky in France and says that he is “getting on well with the machine gun, and putting in good work.Tell the Boys to Come Along
  • British troops advance to Bois des Foureaux (High Wood) in the Somme as German forces counter-attack and regain some ground