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Trees felled by German troops block the road at Peronne, March 1917, Lieutenant John Warwick Brooke. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 5014).

  • The Leader reports that Ernest Harold Goode of Millthorpe has been killed in action in France. Local Soldier Killed
  • British troops on the Western Front advance south-east and east of Peronne, occupying 40 more villages
  • Russian soldiers in western Persia continue to pursue the Turks from Sakiz towards Kermanshah
  • The American oil tanker SS Healdton, bound from Philadelphia to Rotterdam, is sunk without warning by a German submarine in the North Sea, despite being inside the safe channel established by Germany for neutral ships. 21 of the 41 crew die. The Loss of the Healdton