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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



4th August 1917

On this day:


  • movements   245 Machine Gun Company

    Mercatel and trenches.

    Sent up 2 gun teams under 2/Lt. Wheatley from No.3 Section to relieve S8 and S9 at 2300.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-40 Austrian Submarine

    Type U-27 Shipyard Ordered Launched 21st April 1917 Commissioned 4th August 1917

    Commanders
    4 Aug 1917 - 18 Sep 1918 Johann Krsnjavi
    19 Sep 1918 - 31 Oct 1918 Wladimir Pfeifer

    Career
    No flotilla information available

    Successes 2 ships sunk with a total of 7,556 tons.
    3 ships damaged with a total of 14,112 tons.

    • 19 Aug 1917 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Gartness 2,422 br
    • 29 Aug 1917 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Clifftower (damaged) 3,509 br
    • 1 Jan 1918 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Sandon Hall 5,134 br
    • 20 Mar 1918 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Lord Ormonde (damaged) 3,914 ca
    • 23 Mar 1918 k.u.k. u40 Johann Krsnjavi Demodocus (damaged) 6,689 br

    Fate Scrapped in 1920.

  • 4th August 1917 Inspections

  • 4th Aug 1917 SBR's Tested

  • 4th Aug 1917 In Action

  • 4th Aug 1917 Fourth Year of War





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alfred G. Austin. Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment 10th Btn. D Coy. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Scott Brown. Yorkshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Burnham. Durham Light Infantry 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Maurice Cane. Royal Field Artillery 153rd Bde. 1st Bty. Read their Story.
  • Capt. Noel Godfrey Chavasse. MC VC. Royal Army Medical Corps Read their Story.

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