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

25th January 1917

On this day:

  • Hostile Artillery   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Hostile artillery (77mm 4.2 inch and 5.9 inch) bombarded B236 Battery and D236 Battery at Woodcote House and vicinity with about three hundred rounds, causing four casualties (three in D236 and one in B236)- all slight. Three direct hits were obtained on pits but only one gun was put out of action. A four point two fuse( for 4.2 inch shell)was found after this bombardment set to explode at 4 or 75 metres.

    War Diaries

  • HMS Laurentic lost   On the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the White Star liner RMS Laurentic was requisitioned by the Admiralty as an armed merchant cruiser. On 25th January 1917 she struck a mine off Lough Swilly on the northern coast of County Donegal, Ireland and sank with the loss of 350 persons. HMS Laurentic was travelling to New York and her cargo included a substantial amount of gold bullion that was later recovered.

  • 33rd Battalion AIF relief completed   Relief of 35th Battalion completed as per Bn 0.0 No. 10. Cf Intelligence summary dated 26/1/17 (No. 5)

    33rd Btn Australian Imperial Force War Diary, HOUPLINES, January 1917

  • 25th January 1917 33rd Battalion AIF Interligence Summary

  • 25th January 1917 COs Conference on training schemes

  • 25th January 1917 Routine inspection

  • 25th Jan 1917 Artillery in Action

  • 25th Jan 1917 Working Parties

  • 25th of January 1917 Enemy Shelling

  • 25th Jan 1917 Reliefs

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. Edward John Biller. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Dixon. Worcestershire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rees Halliday. HMS Laurentic Read their Story.
  • Lt Col. Edward Elers Delavel Henderson. VC. North Staffordshire Regiment Read their Story.
  • Steward. W. G. Hughes. HMS Laurentic Read their Story.
  • Seaman John Kenny. HMS Laurentic Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Le Doux. North Staffordshire Regt 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Steward. C. Ollosson. SS Laurentic Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Alfred Owen. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick A. Simms. Royal Gloucesters 7th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Lowne Smith. Wiltshire Regiment 5th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Samuel C. Tilling. North Staffordshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.

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