Article by Private Richard Parkinson in Preston Herald
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|Title||Article by Private Richard Parkinson in Preston Herald|
|Notes||My grandfather was torpoed on board a troop ship bound for Salonika and on his return to Preston that year wrote an article for the local paper before returning to duties which took him to Daar-es-Salaam.|
Pte. M/284677 Richard B. Parkinson, Army Service Corps. The only troopship to have been sunk by U-Boat on the 24th June 1917 in the Mediterranean was the Cestrian, ex-Leyland Line (off Skyros) travelling from Alexandrian to Salonika, but she was sunk by UB 42, not U 153 as identified by the author.
|Item Date||11th August 1917|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Geoffrey Phoenix|