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19th April 1917On this day:
- American Liner SS Mongolia attacked by German submarine En-route to England, off Beachy Head in the English Channel, the American passenger liner SS Mongolia was attacked by a German submarine, which passed from her port bow to starboard quarter. The US Naval Gun Crews on board, returned fire with three 6-inch deck guns, wrecking the submarine's periscope and conning tower, forcing her to submerge and possibly resulting in her loss. This engagement was the first of US Naval personnel against the enemy.
- Court Martial 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery provide
summaries of evidence in case of Bombardier Wiseman D236 Battery, remanded for Field General Court Martial on 15th inst., taken.
- SS Caithness lost SS Caithness, defensively-armed was torpedoed without warning and sunk by U-52 submarine on the 19th of April 1917, 130 miles NW by N from Cape Ortegal. 47 lives were lost including Master, only 2 of the crew survived.
- 19th April 1917 move to good billets
- 19th April 1917 Battalion moves
- 19th Apr 1917 Darkness Closing In
- 19th Apr 1917 In Reserve Trenches
- 19th Apr 1917 Holding the Line
- 19th Apr 1917 In Position
- 19th Apr 1917 Back in Billets
- 19th April 1917
- 19th Apr 1917 On the March
- 19th Apr 1917 Reliefs
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