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28 March 1917

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  • Sydney Frederick Horton writes home to his parents at Kerr’s Creek to say he “is in the pink of condition” despite the terrible cold on the Western Front. Corporal Horton
  • Edward Alexander Dickson describes his war experience in a letter home. Pte Dickson’s Experiences
  • John Tilliard Allman writes to his uncle in Orange:

I am having a pretty rotten time over here, what with the snow, and the cold… We have just finished a 16 days’ stunt…They say they are going to give us a spell after this next stunt, but I don’t believe it. It is dreadful to think the people of Australia voted No. it means that we shall have to keep going, without a chance of getting any help, and God knows, Jack old chap, we want help and want it badly. Jock Allman Wounded

  • French forces on the Western Front repulse the enemy in Maisons de Champagne, but lose a few trenches. They recapture Hill 304 at Verdun.
  • A spring thaw on the Eastern Front prevents fighting on large scale
  • Russian attacks on Magyaros Ridge in Moldavia fail