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Reading the history of the two battalions of the 21st London Regiment, there were 20 O.R.s on the Roll of Honour as Died at sea, does anyone have any idea as to what the cause was please as I have been through both battalions for the period of th 30th December, 1917 they all appear under. Any help would be most appreciated, thanking you  in anticipation. Yours Sincerely Researching

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little bob

Sinking of H M Transport Aragon off Alexandria by UC34 , Oberleutnant Horst Obermuller, with a total of 610 casualties.

 

Bob

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MaxD

Welcome Researching!

 

Adding to Bob's info:

 

http://bedfordregiment.org.uk/5thbn/ssaragon.html

 

There are a number of commemorations of the London Regiment men on the Chatby Memorial in Alexandria died 30 Dec 1917.  Although they are different battalions, they may have been destined for 2/21st .https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead/results?regiment=London%2BRegiment&country=Egypt&cemetery=Chatby%2BMemorial&war=1&exactDate=30-12-1917

 

Max

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david murdoch

Coincidence I was just looking up this incident yesterday  due to a chap on my home town war memorial who died on this day and is commemorated on the Chatby memorial. I saw on his pension card he was noted as drowned. Certainly this relates to the Aragon sinking. There are many many hits for this in the Newspaper archives from early January 1918 when news broke of the sinking and also in February 1918 many first hand accounts published from survivors who returned to UK.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMT_Aragon

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Researching

 To  little bob, MaxD and david murdoch many thanks for your information on  these men and their cause of death and the incident. Regards Researching. 

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