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23rd 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



23rd June 1917

On 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

  • 23rd Jun 1917 Working Parties

  • 23rd Jun 1917 Reliefs

  • 27th Jun 1917 In Action





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Peter Casey. Connaught Rangers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Peter Casey. Connaught Rangers 6th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Crossley. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sydney Crossley. East Lancashire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 4th.Eng.Off. William Davison. SS Mongolia Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Arthur Dickinson. Royal Field Artillery 102nd Bde. C Bty
  • George Funnell. 41st Btn. D company
  • Pte. Stephen John Arthur Hughes. Wiltshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward John Cresswell Yates. Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment 12th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.

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