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26 April 1916

By April 26, 2016November 15th, 2018No Comments
  • John Grenfell Pascoe enlists. John is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of disease in England on 31 January 1919.
  • Herbert Edward Kidd enlists
  • The Leader reports on the rapid promotion of Harold Edward Townsend through the ranks from sapper to 2nd lieutenant to 1st lieutenant and now, captain. Captain Townsend would later be mentioned three times in despatches and be awarded the Military Cross for distinguished and meritorious services. A Conspicuous Orange Soldier
  • The Leader gives an account of yesterday’s Anzac Day commemorations in Orange. United Service in the Australian Hall. The Procession
  • Major General Charles Townshend begins negotiations for surrender of the besieged British garrison at Kut-al-Amara. He sends a letter to the Turkish General Kahlil Pasha offering £1 million and requesting a six-day armistice for the delivery of food and supplies.
  • In a concerted effort to quell the Easter Uprising in Dublin British gunboats open fire on Labour Party headquarters, killing many civilians.