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Wednesday 20 February 1918 We Lost 256

British troops occupy Khan Abu Rayat on the Euphrates fourteen miles from Ramadic and patrols advance to within ten miles of Hit.

Two British steamers are sunk and suffer casualties on this day.  115 more words

Royal Flying Corps

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It’s been a busy couple of months for me, but they’ve been good ones. I have a major project coming up, of which more in the next blog. 270 more words

THE KING TIP: SATURDAY 10/02/18

THE KING TIP: SATURDAY 10/02/18

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Tuesday 5 February 1918 We Lost 275

The German submarine UB-77 sights the convoy HX-2- seven miles north of the Rathlin Island lighthouse. The German fires two torpedoes at the troopship Tuscania at 17:40, the first of which misses, the second scores a direct hit.  261 more words

Artillery

Monday 4 February 1918 We Lost 248

The destroyer HMS Zubian (Lieutenant H J Hartnoll) sinks the submarine UC-50 in the English Channel, near Dover.  This vessel was commissioned in June 1917 after two destroyers had been badly damaged in late 1916 by joining the forward end of HMS Zulu and the aft end of HMS Nubian between the third and fourth funnels at Chatham dockyard. 209 more words

Artillery

Sunday 3 February 1918 We Lost 209

The destroyer HMS Viking is damaged in a collision in the Dover Straits which kills four of her crew. Two of the dead have had brothers previously killed in the war. 161 more words

Royal Flying Corps

Saturday 2 February 1918 We Lost 234

Twenty two including the ship’s Master are killed when S S Avanti (Skipper Fransisco De Sousa age 27) is torpedoed and sunk 4 miles southeast from St Albans Head. 201 more words

Australian Infantry