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

4th May 1918

On this day:

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    1700. Moved to Green Line, in relief of 12 Royal Irish Rifles.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM u-122

    Type UE 2 Shipyard Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 299) Ordered 27 May 1916 Launched 9 Dec 1917 Commissioned 4 May 1918

    4 May 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Alfred Korte

    Career 1 patrols.
    start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 I Flotilla

    Successes 1 ship sunk with a total of 278 tons.
    18 Oct 1918 U 122 Alfred Korte Njordur 278 is

    Fate 26 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Ran aground on the English east coast while on passage to surrender. Broken up.

    There was another U 122 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 Dec 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 30 Mar 1940.

    John Doran


    As for the 2nd. C & D Coy’s working.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 4th May 1918 Bravery Recognised

  • 4th May 1918 Bravery Recognised

  • 4th May 1918 Meeting

  • 4th May 1918 Air combat in Italy

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • A/Mjr. Albert Anderton. MC & 2Bars Royal Field Artillery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Neil Kennedy Mcrae Howison. Royal Scots 2nd Battalion
  • Pte. William McEachin. Royal Scots 1st Garrison Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Trewick. Border Regiment 7th Battalion, A Company. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Arthur Wright. Labour Corps 23rd Inf. Labour Coy. Read their Story.

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