Back row (from left): Mrs Cusack (Capetown), Sergeant-major Cullen, Mrs Boden (Brisbane), Sergeant Pender, Mrs Derry (Capetown), Sergeant McLean and Mrs Deacon (Melbourne). Front row: Sergeant Gibson and Sergeant Pyle. OTTAWA: An American munition ship collided with another vessel in the harbour of Halifax. The munition ship exploded. Several transports were lying in Halifax Harbour, and their fate is unknown, owing to telegraph communication being interrupted.
Source: Otago Daily Times December 07, 2017 16:07 UTC