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25th April 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



25th April 1917

On this day:


  • Inspections   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report: Marching order parade of HQ. Brigade, A236 and B236 Batteries at 0930 with an inspection by the acting Brigade Commander. A good turnout.

  • Australian Troop Transports   

    HMAT A70 Ballarat

    Picture from: State Library of Victoria, picture number gr005940.

    The HMAT A70 Ballarat weighed 11,120 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the P & O SN Co, London. The Ballarat was torpedoed by a submarine in the English Channel on the 25th April 1917 and sank the next day.

  • 25th April 1917 Trench activity

  • 25th April 1917 Ongoing training

  • 25th Apr 1917 Clean and Comfortable

  • 25th Apr 1917 On the Move

  • 25th Apr 1917 ANZAC Day Celebrations





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Capt. Wilfred Percival Avery. 1st Australian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Garside "Ned" Edwin. Manchester Regiment 1/9th Batallion Read their Story.
  • A/Cpl. William Gibbs. Worcester Regiment 11th Battalion
  • Pte. Frederick William Scotting. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2/5th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Charles Albert Stallard. Gloucestershire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Arthur Elton Tandy. 1st Australian Tunnelling Coy. Read their Story.

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