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7 August 1918

By August 7, 2018November 20th, 2018No Comments
  • Day 1470 of the war
  • The Leader reports on the recent homecoming from the war of Christopher Parsons, James Howard Reynolds, Carlton Wills, Esther Wynne King and Sydney Charles Spurway. Both the Salvation Army and Model Bands played as the train approached Orange Railway Station in pouring rain. Following an official welcome by the mayor the returned soldiers were driven to Summer Street followed by a large procession. Welcome Home – Soldiers and Nurse Return
  • The Leader advises readers that Christmas mails for Australian soldiers serving in France are closing on 14 August at 6pm. Soldiers’ Christmas Mails
  • The family of Edric Albert Davies observes the third anniversary of his death in action. Roll of Honor

Oh, the anguish of his parents;
Oh, the bitter tears they shed,
When they heard their boy was missing,
And they wondered was he dead.
Oh, those weeks and months of torture;
Oh, the agony and pain;
And they wept and prayed and wondered—
Will their boy come home again?
“Killed in action,” came still later,
But still they’ll watch and wait for him.