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



7th October 1916

On this day:


  • Continuous Barrages   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report at 1345 47th Division attacked with a view to seizing the Grid Line and Butte de Warlencourt. The 15th Battalion on the right obtained their objectives and after several vicissitudes held it with a few parties and dug in behind it. On the left the attack was, as a whole, unsuccessful with very little ground being gained. The Batteries fired continuously on barrages ordered by Divisional Artillery. Lt J.F. Gayner proceeded to the Field Ambulance sick. 2/Lt B.B. Wallace was wounded by a bullet in his hand while reconnoitering the front.

  • 7th Oct 1916 20th DLI back to the line

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-84

    Type U 81 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 254) Ordered 23 Jun 1915 Laid down 25 Oct 1915 Launched 22 Jul 1916 Commissioned 7 Oct 1916

    Commanders.
    17 Oct 1916 - 26 Jan 1918 Walter Roehr

    Career 8 patrols.
    3 Dec 1916 - 26 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes 28 ships sunk with a total of 83,127 tons.
    7 ships damaged with a total of 42,149 tons.
    2 ships taken as prize with a total of 3,462 tons.

    • 14 Dec 1916 U 84 Walter Roehr Aamot (prize) 1,362 nw
    • 18 Dec 1916 U 84 Walter Roehr Malcolm (prize) 2,100 sw
    • 9 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Alexandrian (damaged) 4,467 br
    • 10 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bergenhus 3,606 nw
    • 12 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Auchencrag 3,916 br
    • 15 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Kinpurney 1,944 br
    • 15 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Omsk 1,574 da
    • 20 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bulgarian 2,515 br
    • 20 Jan 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Neuquen 3,583 br
    • 17 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bayonne 2,589 fr
    • 17 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Romsdalen 2,548 br
    • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Berrima (damaged) 11,137 br
    • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Hunsworth (damaged) 2,991 br
    • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Juno 2,416 nw
    • 18 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Valdes 2,233 br
    • 21 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Dukat 1,408 nw
    • 22 Feb 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Invercauld 1,416 br
    • 13 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Argyll 3,547 br
    • 13 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Lime Branch (damaged) 5,379 br
    • 18 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Cragoswald 3,235 br
    • 18 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Rowena 3,017 br
    • 19 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Elswick Manor 3,943 br
    • 20 Apr 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Malakand 7,653 br
    • 1 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bachi 2,184 sp
    • 1 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Demerara (damaged) 11,484 br
    • 4 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Goathland 3,044 br
    • 7 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Condesa 8,557 br
    • 7 Jul 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Ox 831 nw
    • 12 Aug 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Ursus Minor 623 nw
    • 13 Aug 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Bergamot 1,290 br
    • 24 Nov 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Actaeon 4,999 am
    • 1 Dec 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Antonios Stathatos 2,743 gr
    • 2 Dec 1917 U 84 Walter Roehr Birchgrove 2,821 br
    • 9 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Bayvoe 2,979 br
    • 10 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Cardiff (damaged) 2,808 br
    • 12 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Chateau Laffite 1,913 fr
    • 17 Jan 1918 U 84 Walter Roehr Messidor (damaged) 3,883 br

    Fate 26 Jan 1918 - Possibly rammed and depth charged by PC62 in St George Channel and sunk at 51.53N 05.44W. 40 dead (all hands lost).

    There was another U 84 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 26 Feb 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 29 Apr 1941.

  • 7th October 1916 Inspections

  • 7th October 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 7th October 1916 Corps Commander inspection

  • 7th Oct 1916 Rations Improved

  • 7th Oct 1916 On the Move

  • 7th Oct 1916 Training and Route March

  • 7th Oct 1916 Attack Made

  • 7th Oct 1916 Submarine Docks

  • 7th Oct 1916 Guards Draft

  • 7th Oct 1916 On the March

  • 7th Oct 1916 Attack Made

  • 7th Oct 1916 Working Parties

  • 7th Oct 1916 Patrol





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. Albert Ainsworth. London Regiment 7th (City of London) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Sidney Russell Brenton. Yorkshire Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Geoffrey Reynell Breslaw. Hampshire Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. William Price Vivian Coles. MM London Regiment 7th Btn. C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Edward Albert Cottingham. London (Royal Fusiliers) 2/4th
  • Sgt. Edward Albert Cottingham. London Regiment 4th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte. John William Denning. Yorkshire Regiment 9th Btn.
  • Pte. Herbert James Everett. Royal Fusiliers 9th Bn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Frank Finden. Hampshire Regiment 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Flanagan. Machine Gun Corps 30th Coy Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Joseph Heacock. Middlesex Rgt. 1/7th Btn.
  • L/Cpl. Henry Oscar Hendry. MM. London Regiment 1/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Holmes. York and Lancaster Rgt. 7th Btn.
  • Sgt. David Jones. VC. King's (Liverpool Regiment) 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Henry Jordan. The East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) 6th Btn Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Alexander Burnett Kemp. Royal Field Artillery 2nd Mortar Battalion, Z Coy. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. William Henry Lockett. Durham Light Infantry 16th Btn. att. 12th Btn.
  • Cpl. Lewis Edwin Martin. East Kent Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Sgt. William Bernard McMahon. Rifle Brigade 16th (St Pancras) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter William Tombleson Rowson. London Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas William Taylor. Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment 11th(Lewisham)Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Ernest James Titcomb. London Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Lumsden Weatherston. London Regiment 15th (Civil Service Rifles) Battalion
  • Rflmn. Charles William Webb. London Regiment 2nd/8th (Post Office Rifles) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Wesley George Young. Somerset Light Infantry 7th Battalion

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