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  • Heavy snow in Millthorpe postpones a novel attempt to recruit volunteers for the war: young ladies were to lead horses with empty saddles through the town, attempting to induce men to fill them. Recruiting in Millthorpe
  • German troops on the Eastern Front progress south of Dniester, reaching the outer suburbs of Tarnopol
  • German submarine SM UC-49 torpedoes the armed merchant cruiser HMS Otway in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. The Otway sinks; ten of her crew are lost.

SS Otway. Image in public domain.