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  • Mayor of Orange, Alderman McNeilly extols the virtues of conscription, claiming that those who fail to enlist are “arrant cowards … shirking their honest duty“, while Ald Bouffler declares “It [is] better to die in the interests of freedom and the empire, than rust and die here in Australia of old age”. Conscription Meeting
  • The Leader reports that 103,000 men have enlisted to date and that a further 100,000 are required by 31 July 1917. The paper outlines proposals under the Conscription Scheme
  • Australian war casualties now number 37,394. Casualty Lists
  • Portuguese forces occupy the Bay of Menasi in German East Africa
  • The Manchester Unity Oddfellows Roll of Honour is unveiled at Millthorpe