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28 August 1916

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  • Italy declares war on Germany
  • The Romanian army crosses the Hungarian border and invades Transylvania
  • Germany declares war on Romania
  • The Leader reports that Australian war casualties now number 49,413, including 9,470 dead. Australian Casualties
  • Assistant Commissioner of Railways, Edmund Milne unveils the Orange Railway Roll of Honour. Roll Of Honor Unveiled At Orange Railway Station
  • Mr TP Quade of Summer Street offers a prize of £1/1 for the best essay on “The Best Means of Providing for Returned Soldiers in the Orange District.” Essay On Conscription
  • The Orange Recruiting Committee meets to discuss the presentation on wristlet watches to departing soldiers. Recruiting Committee
  • Bandsman William Drew Eyles describes the beauty of the French countryside – a welcome relief from the Arabian desert. Soldiers’ Letters
  • Chief of the German General Staff, General Erich von Falkenhayn, resigns following recent setbacks on the Western and Eastern Fronts
  • Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude replaces General Sir Percy Lake as Commander-in-Chief of British and Indian Forces in Mesopotamia