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4 January 1918

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  • Day 1255 of the war
  • The Orange Model Band welcomes home Dr Arthur Edmund Colvin, who has just served two and a half years overseas with the Army Medical Corps. Home Again
  • William Topman Waddington, a musician from Mumbil, describes the voyage from Australia to England and says that horses are virtually non-existent on English streets, having been replaced by the motor car. Soldier’s Letter
  • A grieving Thomas Vaughan expresses his condolences to the parents of Lancelot Douglas Nicol, who was killed in action in Belgium on 24 October 1917. The Late Sgt Nicol

It is useless for me to try and express in writing my feelings for you, and for myself —you for the loss of a son and my-self or the loss of a pal, having known him so long—14 years—and being pals for that time without once having a disagreement. It is hard to realise we are parted…We were brothers, not in blood, but in friendship.