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8 December 1916

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  • Day 865 of the war
  • Lieutenant Maurice Benson of the 2nd Battalion pays tribute to “an excellent comrade”, Bernard Augustine (‘Bun’) Kelaher, accidently killed by a sentry on 26 September 1916. The Late Bun Kelaher
  • Australian nurses serving overseas seek verification of the rumour to do away with their red cape, “the only distinction to show one is a trained nurse in the military.” A Protest From Our Nurses
  • An Australian soldier gives a graphic account of his first experience of riding in “the new engine of war” – the tank. The Man Inside The Tank
  • The Allied naval blockade of Greece begins at 8am