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5 July 1916

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  • Orange orchardist, David Jones, offers to donate £50 to the first person from the town to be awarded The Victoria Cross
  • The Leader reports that the people of New South Wales donated more than £30,000 to the recent War Chest Button Day. Button Day Proceeds
  • English troops improve their position between Somme and Ancre; while the French win Hem and repel counter-attacks at Belloy-en-Santerre to the north
  • German attacks at Verdun on Avocourt and Hill 304 are thwarted
  • In Galicia, Russian soldiers continue their attacks south of Dniester