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  • The Leader reports the death of William Wallace Lawson. Private WW Lawson
  • The Leader reports that police were called to eject hecklers during a public address by former Prime Minister of Australia, Chris Watson, at the Foresters’ Hall last night. A second meeting – “the rowdiest ever held in Orange” – was abandoned after “combatting, boo-hoos, counting out, and volleys of interjections”. JC Watson In Orange
  • French forces repulse German counter-attacks at Verdun
  • German-Bulgarian troops storm Vulkan Pass in western Transylvania while Romanian soldiers manage to hold fast in passes to the north
  • Romanian troops blow up a bridge in Dobrudja, and abandon Cernavoda, which is subsequently captured by Bulgarian forces