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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day

4th April 1917

On this day:

  • Wire Cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report On wire cutting A236 Battery fired one hundred and seventy rounds, B236 Battery one hundred and four, C236 Battery one hundred and thirty three and X47 Battery twenty five with good results being obtained. D236 Battery fired on area bombardment.

    War Diaries

  • SS Missourian   

    SS Missourian

    Name SS Missourian, Type Steamer, Country USA.
    GRT 7,924 tons, Built 1903, Builder Maryland Steel Co. Sparrow’s Point, Maryland.
    Operator American-Hawaiian Steamship Co., New York.


    On the 4th April 1917 SS Missourian was sunk off Porto Maurizio (Ita.). 43.33N, 08.15E by U 52 (Hans Walther) en route Genoa to Boston. No casualties.

    John Doran

  • 4th April 1917 Ongoing training

  • 4th Apr 1917 Artillery Active

  • 4th Apr 1917 Posts Established

  • 4th Apr 1917 Local Kindness

  • 4th Apr 1917 Bombardment Commences

  • 4th Apr 1917 Reorganisation

  • 4th Apr 1917 Food Shortages

  • 4th Apr 1917 In the Trenches

  • 4th Apr 1917 Roads and Bridges

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Richard Ashwin. Gloucestershire Regiment 11th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Rfm. Edward Hudson Basnett. Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Henry Braithwaite. Lancashire Fusiliers 15th Battalion
  • 2nd Lt. George W. Dimery. West Yorkshire Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. William Hadfield. King's Royal Rifle Corps. 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John W. Hemsley. Sherwood Foresters 2nd 5th Btn.
  • Spr. Frederick Malyon. Royal Engineers, att Royal Field Artillery 12th Field Company Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward James Rixon. Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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