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  • Walter Leslie Starr enlists. Walter is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in France on 1 September 1918.
  • Counting continues in the Conscription Referendum with “The Noes In The Lead
  • The Leader reports that polling day in Orange passed relatively peacefully and was well attended due to the fine weather. Polling Day In Orange
  • Deluges of rain and mud continue to restrict movement on the Somme battlefield
  • French soldiers take trenches north-west of Sailly-Saillisel while the Germans retake the northern part of La Maisonnette to the south
  • German and Turkish soldiers repel Russian troops near River Narajowka in Galicia
  • Violent fighting continues along in the Cherna region of the Southern Front
  • Lieutenant-General Hermann Christlieb Matthäus von Stein succeeds Lieutenant-General Adolf Wild von Hohenborn as German Minister for War
Hermann von Stein, 1917. Image courtesy Wartenberg Trust.

Hermann von Stein, 1917. Image courtesy Wartenberg Trust.