The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – July 1918
Thu 4 July p7
THE FIRST MILLION AMERICANS IN FRANCE
President Wilson announced today that there are more than 1,000,000 American troops in France…. The United States rejoices to see her forces going faster and faster into the struggle which is destined to redeem the world.
Mon 8 Jul p4
THE AUSTRALIANS AT HAMEL.
Every patriotic Australian will read with admiration and delight the thrilling descriptions received from the front of the manner in which our splendid troops celebrated ‘”the Glorious Fourth” in France. The exploit on the Somme of the Austrailan brigades under the command of Sir John Monash represents, perhaps, the most considerable achievement of the Allied forces in the West this year. By a surprise attack launched at dawn the British line between the Somme and Villers-Bretonneux has been advanced a mile and a half on a front of four miles. With the village of Hamel, entered first by the South Australians, and the rest of the ground recaptured from the enemy, the whole German position on the southern slopes of the Somme has come again into our possession.
Tue 9 July p9
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Six hundred homing pigeons have been collected in Melbourne for military message work in France, and await dispatch to the front.
Tue 23 Jul p5
FATAL INFLUENZA: THOUSANDS OF DEATHS
It is estimated that over 500 persons in London and 5000 persons in England and Wales have died from influenza during the last fortnight.
Thu 25 Jul p4
FIRST LADY LANDBROKER
At a meeting of the Executive Committee… his Excellency the Governor approved the licensing of Miss Millicent Lily Lapidge… Miss Lapidge is the first lady landbroker in South Australia and is believed to be the first lady registered in Australia as a landbroker…
Sat 27 Jul p7
AUSTRALIA DAY: A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION
With spirits raised by the improving war situation and sentiment keyed up to the highest pitch of loyalty, the patriotic people of Adelaide entered with splendid enthusiasm on Friday morning upon the fourth, and in some ways the greatest, celebration of Australia Day. The appeal was for money to establish an insurance fund for the widows and orphans of those who have laid down their lives in glorious heroism, for the continuance of Australia as a free nation, on which the enemy shall never lay his covetous and cruel hands. The Commonwealth is making provision to recognise what has been done by the gallant fellows who are repatriated after discharging their duty at the front, but what can be done in the way of practical recompense for the sacrifice of the noble dead, except to honor their memory and see that their loved ones, deprived of the breadwinner, are properly cared for? The community was asked, through the medium of the insurance scheme, to enable the pensions to be liberally supplemented by grants, and in doing this South Australia is setting a fine example of practical patriotism to the rest of the Commonwealth.