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24 October 1917

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  • Lancelot Douglas Nicol is killed in action
  • Vera Gainsford donates a life-sized marble statue of the Virgin Mary to Forest Reefs Catholic Church in memory of her brother Frederick, who died in France in April 1917. Memorial
  • Preparations for War Chest Day in Orange on 27 October are well under way. The procession leaving the Town Hall at 1pm promises to be “the finest that has paraded Orange Streets”. War Chest Day Wade Park Next Saturday
  • The Battle of Caporetto (also known as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo) begins near the town of Kobarid (in what is now north-western Slovenia). Austro-Hungarian and German forces break through the Italian lines on the Isonzo River and force an Italian retreat of 140km, capturing 300,000 Italian prisoners in the process. Fighting continues until 10 November.