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



6th November 1918

On this day:


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

    Wet in morning. Battalion moved at 1530 to billets in Mouscron.

    War Diaries


  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-165

    Type U 93 Shipyard Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack (Werk 652) Ordered 27 Jun 1917 Launched 21 Aug 1918 Commissioned 6 Nov 1918

    Commanders Career start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes No successes. Fate 18 Nov 1918 - Sank before surrendering in an accident on the Weser river in position 53.10N, 08.53E. Raised and stricken on 21 Feb, 1919. Broken up.

    There was another U 165 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Aug 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 3 Feb 1942.

    John Doran


  • 6th November 1918 More shelling

  • 6th Nov 1918 Hostile Shelling

  • 6th Nov 1918 Attack Made





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. Frank Charles Allcroft. London Regiment 13th (Kensington) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Chapman. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion
  • Pte. Albert Fortune. Bedfordshire Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Griffiths. Machine Gun Corps 286th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sapper John Cattlin Lenehan. 1st Australian Tunneling Company Read their Story.
  • Lt. Alan Arnett McLeod. VC. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Alan Arnott McLeod. VC Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Alan Arnett McLeod. VC. 2 Squadron Read their Story.
  • Pte. Michael Nylands. Border Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Richard George Smith. Wiltshire Regiment 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • Gnr. James Edward "Jim" Southren. Royal Garrison Artillery 37th Seige Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Wheat. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 4th Battalion, D Company. Read their Story.
  • James Wheat. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Wheat. King's Royal Rifle Corps 9th Battalion Read their Story.

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