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



7th November 1917

On this day:


  • Departure for France   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Ruyaulcourt.

    A and B Companies carried out scale of parades. C and D Companies were on working parties.

    War Diaries


  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-109

    Type U 93 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 278) Ordered 5 May 1916 Launched 25 Sep 1917 Commissioned 7 Nov 1917

    Commanders.
    7 Nov 1917 - 26 Jan 1918 Otto Ney

    Career 1 patrols.
    start date unknown - 26 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla

    Fate 26 Jan 1918 - Possible mined in the Strait of Dover on January 26, 1918 at position 50.53N, 01.31E. 43 dead (all hands lost).

    There was another U 109 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Sep 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 5 Dec 1940.

    John Doran


  • 7th Nov 1917 Letters from Home

  • 7th Nov 1917 Heavy Rain

  • 7th Nov 1917 Working Parties & Training

  • 7th of November 1917 Raining





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rflm. John Brady. London Regiment 2nd/18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Harry Hanock. Kings Own Shropshire Light Infantry 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Tpr. John Richard McDonald. Imperial Camel Corps 3rd Btn Read their Story.
  • Tpr. John Richard McDonald. Imperial Camel Corps (Australian) 3rd (Australian) Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Lancelot Riley. Yorkshire Regiment 1/4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Frederick Wall. Army Service Corps 8th Div. Train. 4th Coy. Read their Story.

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