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17th June 1917 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



17th June 1917

On this day:


  • SS Batoum lost   SS Batoum was a 4.054grt defensively armed British Merchant steamship. On the 19th June 1917 when 6 miles South from the Fastnet, Ireland she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine U-61. One life was lost.

  • 17th June 1917 Church services and Pioneer Battalion action

  •    IN THE LINE GAVRELLE

    Again very hot. Our artillery very active all day enemy retaliation not excessive but fairly accurate.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 17th Jun 1917 On the Move

  • 17th Jun 1917 Relief

  • 17th Jun 1917 Quiet

  • 17th Jun 1917 Church Parade & Sports

  • 17th of June 1917 Officer Casualties

  • 17th of June 1917 Relaxing





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Edwin Lewis Collard. Royal Fusiliers 26th Btn.
  • Pte. Charles William Day. Lancashire Fusiliers 9th Btn.
  • Mjr. George Richard Owen Edwards. DSO Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, CBty. Read their Story.
  • Spr. Charles Kennedy. 99th Field Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. John George McRoy. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 21st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Francis Reginald Meek. Royal Engineers 171st Tunnelling Company Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. J. R. H. Tucker. Lancashire Fusiliers 9th Btn.

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