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25th January 1917On 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.
- 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)
- 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
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