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28th March 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

28th March 1917

On this day:

  • Battery Shelled   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery's C236 Battery was heavily shelled again during the morning with two direct hits on a gun pit, but no casualties. Major Wood OC. C236 goes on leave of absence (special).

    War Diaries

  • SS Gafsa lost   SS Gafsa was a British steamer.On March 28th 1917 SS Gafsa on a voyage from Port Arthur to UK with a cargo of fuel oil, was sunk by the German submarine U-57 (Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg) 10 miles SE1/2S of Kinsale Head. 7 persons were lost.

  • 28th March 1917 Training and conference

  • 28th Mar 1917 Heavy Shelling & Air Battles

  • 28th Mar 1917 Working Parties

  • 28th Mar 1917 On the Move

  • 28th Mar 1917 Under Shellfire

  • 28th Mar 1917 Quiet

  • 28th Mar 1917 Wire Entanglements

  • 28th March 1917 Quiet

  • 28th Mar 1917 Training

  • 28th Mar 1917 New Names

  • 28th of March 1917 Commander Returns

  • 28th of March 1917 Work and a Recruit

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Fireman Thomas William Briggs. SS Gafsa Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Walter John Bull. London Regiment 14th (1st London Scottish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Dudley Joseph Clift. 20th Btn. Read their Story.

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