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30 July 1917

By July 30, 2017No Comments

We had a pretty fierce go about a fortnight ago… Some of my best mates were killed, and I helped to bury them. It is very trying, I can assure you, when we have to go and bury our fallen mates after it is all over. I think that is the worst part of war. We don’t notice the fighting while we are at it. We go for it for all we are worth; but, while we are burying them, the sad part comes in.

  • The Orange War Chest donates £32/9/7 to the France’s Day fund in Orange and sends off 628 pairs of socks, five mufflers, two balaclavas and four pairs of mittens for distribution to soldiers. Orange War Chest
  • The Leader reports that 18-year-old-barber, Roy Walter Ernest Byrnes “has discarded the scissors and razor for the rifle” and enlisted. Personal
  • The people of Millthorpe donate £300 for the France’s Day fund. Millthorpe Effort for France’s Day
  • German and Austro-Hungarian forces on the Eastern Front capture Zaleszczycki and Sniatyn