The Arcadian was a Royal Mail ship that was employed as a troopship and ammunition carrier. She was torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean 15th April 1917 by a German submarine. 601 troops were on board and 75 of those perished.
Harry mentioned it in his letter to Jack on 13th May. It is interesting to consider how the information about it may have got to him.
Posted by Pte Harry Lamin at 3:35 pm