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

24th November 1917

On this day:

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Battalion relieved in the trenches by the 11th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at dawn.

    Proceeded to Hermies for rest and reorganisation.

    War Diaries

  • SS Dunrobin lost   SS Dunrobin was a 3,617grt defensively-armed British Merchant ship. On the 24th November 1917 when on route from Almeria for the Tyne with a cargo of iron ore and grapes she was torpedoed by German submarine U-53 and sunk, 49 miles SW of the Lizard, Cornwall. 31 lives were lost including the Master.

  • 24th Nov 1917 On the March


    Enemy artillery active against our batteries in WILLERVAL, and also active on RED LINE and vicinity of SAPPER DUMP. During the afternoon our trenches round ARLEUX EN GOHELLE were heavily shelled, especially the AA Lewis Gun posts in ARLEUX LOOP SOUTH. One of our men was killed & 1 wounded by shell fire near the junction of BLACKBURN Rd and ARLEUX LOOP SOUTH.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Nov 1917 Cleaning

  • 24th Nov 1917 On the March

  • 24th Nov 1917 In Action

  • 24th Nov 1917 Training & Football

  • 24th Nov 1917 Patrols

  • 24th of November 1917 

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Trpr. Clive Arthur. Imperial Camel Corps 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Lionel Henry Banner. Middlesex Regiment 20th Battalion
  • 4th Engineer Officer. Hubert Cowley Brown. SS Dunrobin Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Carberry. London Regiment 18th Btn. (Irish Rifles) Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Eary. Royal Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Patrick. Highland Light Infantry 14th Battalion Read their Story.

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