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27 November 1916

By November 27, 2016October 20th, 2017No Comments
  • John Thomas Fearish enlists. John is commemorated on the Centenary of WWI in Orange Honour Roll; he would die of wounds in Belgium on 20 October 1917.
  • Mr and Mrs Charles Curran present a sanctuary lamp to St Joseph’s Church in memory of Bernard Augustine (‘Bun’) Kelaher, who was accidently killed by a sentry on 26 September 1916. Personal
  • Stanley Josiah Parish sends news from France. He described the Battle of Pozieres, and how his battalion was the first to cross the parapet, the “bullets whistling round our ears, playing all manner of tunes.” In The Somme Valley – Orangeites At Pozieres
  • Ten German airships raid the north-east coast and north Midlands region of England, killing four people and injuring 37. Two of the zeppelins – L-34 and L-21 are shot down and ditch in the sea with the loss of all crewmembers. Zeppelin Raids
  • German troops in Romania advance on Bucharest, capture Curtea de Arges and Giurgevo (Giurgiu), and occupy Alexandria in the country’s south
  • Russian troops force Turkish soldiers back into Persia, capturing many of their armaments
  • German submarine SM U-32 torpedoes and sinks the British cargo liner City of Birmingham in the Mediterranean Sea 90 nautical miles south east of Malta. Four sailors die, the remaining crew are rescued by HMHS Letitia.