Skip to main content

6 June 1917

By June 6, 2017February 2nd, 2018No Comments
  • The Leader reports that Charles McMurtrie has been discharged from the AIF due to the injuries he sustained in battle – a bullet wound to the leg and a broken bone in his neck. Charles captivates the people of Orange with his stories of Fleurbaix, the desert, British tanks and German submarines. Sergeant Major Chas McMurtrie
  • The Australian Red Cross requests food items for soldiers serving in France. Between February and April they issued soldiers with 30,000 articles of clothing, 6,000,000 cigarettes, 60,000 pounds of tobacco, 29,349 toilet and shaving sets and 55,142 packets of stationery. Australian Red Cross Largesse
  • Heavy fighting continues at Carso on the Southern Front; Austrian troops claim to have captured 10,000 prisoners in the last three days
  • Ala es Sultaneh is again appointed Prime Minister of Persia