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  • Day 1000 of the war
  • Henry Robert Maguire Piggott of the National Party addresses the people of Orange in the lead up to the Federal election on 5 May
  • The Leader reports the death in France of Orange-born solicitor Francis Bede Commins. Personal
  • Orange solicitor, Major Ronald Charles Osborne, is awarded the Military Cross. Soldiers’ Letters
  • Mary Vernon, Honourable Secretary of the 1st Light Horse Comforts Fund appeals for tinned fruit, tinned vegetables and lime juice for soldiers of the 1st Light Horse serving in Egypt. Summer Foods for Soldiers
  • The Lancet publishes Dr CU Longridge’s controversial paper claiming that trench foot is the result of electricity leaking from the body. Trench Foot and Electric Leakage
  • British soldiers on the Western Front capture rest of Trescault and most of Havrincourt Wood
  • British forces in Mesopotamia occupy Samarra, 96 kilometres north of Baghdad; they take 937 prisoners