BORN TODAY: in Michigan, USA – Robert Ayres, actor.
War from the air: After some “friendly fire” incidents caused by mis-identification of aircraft, the British RFC (Royal Flying Corp) abandons it practice of marking its planes with the union flag (sometimes mistaken at a distance for an Iron Cross) and adopts instead a distinctive “roundel” symbol.[Museum of Army Flying].
War at Sea: Eight trawler-men from Grimsby on England’s east coast are missing, after their trawler the “Earl Howard” is lost, “presumed to have struck a mine in the North Sea”.
Lest we forget (the horses): In Ormskirk, Lancashire (yet) more horses are being loaded into trains, destined ultimately, for the Western Front.
In the New Zealand general election, 84% of eligible Maori voters exercise their democratic right.