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23 August 1915

By August 23, 2015November 21st, 2018No Comments
  • Valentine Edward Lohan enlists. Valentine is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 23 July 1916.
  • The Leader reports that Private Edwin Fardell has written to his mother in East Orange to report that he is in good health and to request writing paper and two lead pencils. Personal. Unbeknown to his mother, Private Fardell had been wounded during the Battle of Lone Pine on 8 August and transferred to the hospital ship Delta, where he died of his wounds the following day.
  • The people of Orange continue to celebrate the return of Lance Corporal George Tidex, the first wounded soldier from the district to be invalided home. Events are held at Orange Public School and the Foresters’ Hall. Our Returned Soldiers