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Military horses

Leader, 29 March 1916.

  • The Leader advertises that a representative from the Commonwealth forces will soon be in Orange to procure military horses
  • John Douglass Sandison enlists. John is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would be killed in action in France on 3 May 1917.
  • The Leader asks readers to “please do your best” and contribute to the Red Cross Society’s fresh food appeal for wounded soldiers. “Remember, these lads let their hearts rich blood stain the shell swept slopes of Gallipoli, so it is up to us to do what we can for them.” Fruit and Vegetables for our Soldiers
  • German forces enter Malancourt village, while the French recover Avocourt redoubt in the Battle of Verdun
  • Austro-German aircraft conduct bombing raids on depots and railway stations at Politzy and Molodechno on the Southwest Front