The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
23rd June 1917On this day:
- 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieved by 8th Berkshires The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers are relieved in the Nieuport Bains sector by 8th Btn Royal Berkshire Regiment and withdraw to Coxyde.
- SS Mongolia lost The P & O liner Mongolia, with passengers and the mails for India, China and Australia, as well as a full general cargo for Australia, struck a mine and sank on the 23rd of June 1917 some 50 miles S. by W. of Bombay.
Three passengers, three engineer officers and 14 native crew and three Europeans were killed by the explosion. The survivors were taken off without further loss, but it was not possible to get at the mail which went down with the vessel. The mine was laid by the German raider SMS Wolf.
- 23rd June 1917 Routine and ongoing Pioneers Activities
- 23rd Jun 1917 Ceremonial Parade
- 27th Jun 1917 In Action
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