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



7th February 1917

On this day:


  • Registration   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report All quiet, registration by batteries.

    War Diaries


  • SS Vedamore lost   SS Vedamore was a British steamer of 6330 tons. On February 7th 1917 Vedamore on a voyage from Baltimore to Liverpool with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine U-85 (Willy Petz) 20 miles west of Fastnet. 23 persons were lost including 8 members of the Filipino Liverpool community. Her crew was a multinational crew from India, USA, Ireland and Malaysia as well as Philippines.

  • 7th February 1917 Ongoing training

  • 7th February 1917 

  • 7th Feb 1917 Troop Ship Lost

  •    HEUZECOURT

    7,8,9,10 Feb. Training continued. On 8.2.17 Divisional Cross Country Run, first man home Sgt REAY. Battalion team finished 2nd to 15th WYR.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 7th Feb 1917 Enemy Aircraft

  • 7th Feb 1917 Reliefs

  • 7th Feb 1917 Training

  • 7th of February 1917 Active Aircraft





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • 3rd Off. Harold Charles Reginald Browitt. SS Vedamore Read their Story.
  • Rflm. William Murphey. Royal Scots 5th/6th Btn. Read their Story.

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