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26th January 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



26th January 1917

On this day:


  • 26th January 1917 33rd Battalion AIF shortage of Dixies

  • 124th Heavy Battery to 60 HAG   124th Heavy Battery, RGA join 60 Heavy Artillery Group on 26 Jan 1917

  • Registration and Calibration   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report registration and calibration continued. Two test SOS messages were received and the average time was about one minute. Casualties one other rank. 2/Lt L B Tausley RFA assumed the Adjutancy and 2/Lt M D Haskell became orderly officer.

  • SS Serapis lost   SS Serapis was a British steamer of 1932 tons, on a voyage from the Clyde to Genoa with a cargo of coal, she was sunk by the German submarine U-79 (Otto Rohrbeck), 106 miles NNW1/2W Tory Island. 19 persons were lost.

  • 26th January 1917 Training and sports

  • 26th January 1917 Examination and training

  • 26th Jan 1917 Aircraft Active





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  • Pte. Hugh John Powell. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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