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4 August 1915

By August 4, 2015November 21st, 2018No Comments
  • First anniversary of the commencement of the war. At 10am Government departments across the country stop work to observe five minutes silence; trains and trams grind to a halt.
  • The Leader declares the “miserable, cold and wet weather” to be fitting for the anniversary of the commencement of the war, “that the weather together with the sad reflections and memories, combined in making it a depressing occasion.” Citizens of Orange convene at the Town Hall for a public meeting with the Salvation Army and Town Bands in attendance. The Mayor, Ald ET McNeilly, moves the first resolution:

That we citizens of Orange and district extend to the Allies our deepest sympathy in the loss of men, and those who have been wounded during the last twelve months