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7 January 1916

By January 7, 2016November 20th, 2018No Comments
  • The Leader reports that Clive Glasson “has chucked his job and joined ’em”. Off to the Front
  • Mr and Mrs Hines of the Federal Boarding House in Peisley Street receive a letter from their son, Philip. He describes being in the Aegean Sea when the British transport ship Royal Edward is torpedoed nearby, and his “immense enjoyment” fighting in the trenches at Gallipoli. Orange Boys on Service
  • Two men appear in Blayney Court charged with impersonating returned soldiers and obtaining money under false pretences. Bogus soldiers at Blayney
  • Russian forces storm Chartorysk (modern-day Ukraine)
  • Sir Ian Hamilton’s Third Gallipoli Despatch is published
  • The British Merchant steamer SS Euterpe strikes a mine and sinks without a trace in the North Sea. The crew of 19 perish.