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27th 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

27th April 1917

On this day:

  • SS Dromore   Name SS Dromore, Type Steamer, Country British.
    GRT 4,398 tons, Built 1913, Builder Richardson, Duck & Co. Ltd. Stockton.
    Operator Johnston Line, Ltd. (Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd.), Liverpool


    Sunk when torpedoed by U 58(Kurt Wippern) on the 27th April 1917, 140 miles North-west by North of Tory Island (56.30N, 11.40W) en route Liverpool - Baltimore with general cargo. No casualties.

    John Doran

  • 27th April 1917 Trench activity

  • 27th April 1917 Regimental route march

  • 27th Apr 1917 Rumours of Move

  • 27th Apr 1917 Afternoon Tea

  • 27th Apr 1917 On the March

  • 27th Apr 1917 Trench Work

  • 27th of April 1917 Noticeable Change

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte Joseph George Patrick Andrews. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Bmdr. Sidney Harris Eales. Royal Field Artillery 156th Brigade, 'C' Battery Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Evans. Army Service Corps 11th Div.Train, No.2 Coy. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. James Edward Green. Rifle Brigade 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Dvr. Ernest Holland. Royal Engineers 455th West Riding Field Company Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Owen Kehoe. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Meehan. Northumberland Fusiliers 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • pte. Sidney Victor Phillips. Notts and Derby Regiment Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Phillips. Notts and Derby Regiment 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • A/Bdr Hugh Randall. Royal Field Artillery 161st Bgde., "A" Bty.
  • Pte. James Joseph Thompson. Northumberland Fusiliers 22nd (3rd Tyneside Scottish) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alick Ware. Lincolnshire Regiment 10th Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas White. South Staffordshire Regiment 2nd Btn.

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