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

7th September 1916

On this day:

  • Special Shoots   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report a quiet day. The Batteries carried out a programme of special shoots. C236 Battery began to dig new position near Bazentin Le Petit Wood. The French attacked south of the Somme and took large part of Berny and the western half of Verman Dovillers.

    War Diaries

  • 7th Sep 1916 20th DLI at Becorel

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-59

    Type U 57 Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 214) Ordered 6 Oct 1914 Laid down 13 Jul 1915 Launched 20 Jun 1916 Commissioned 7 Sep 1916

    7 Sep 1916 - 14 May 1917 Freiherr Wilhelm von Fircks

    Career 4 patrols.
    20 Nov 1916 - 14 May 1917 II Flotilla

    Successes 14 ships sunk with a total of 28,050 tons.
    1 ship damaged with a total of 6,526 tons.

    • 7 Dec 1916 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks August 341 sw
    • 8 Dec 1916 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Harry 81 sw
    • 13 Jan 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Solvang 2,970 nw
    • 16 Jan 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Brenn 2,189 fr
    • 19 Jan 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Gaea 1,002 nw
    • 23 Jan 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Sardinia 1,500 nw
    • 19 Mar 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Charlois 2,786 nl
    • 20 Mar 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Gurre 2,866 da
    • 21 Mar 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Najade 1,752 nw
    • 31 Mar 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Valacia (damaged) 6,526 br
    • 2 Apr 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Snespurven 1,409 nw
    • 5 Apr 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Canadian 9,309 br
    • 6 Apr 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Amiral Líhermite 156 fr
    • 6 Apr 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Roland 135 fr
    • 9 Apr 1917 U 59 Wilhelm von Fircks Fremad I 1,554 nw

    Fate 14 May 1917 - Struck a German mine off Horns Reef at 55.33N 07.15E. 33 dead and 4 survivors. The wreck of U 59 was located in 2002.

    There was another U 59 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Mar 1939.

    John Doran

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

  • 7th September 1916 Move to bivouac at Laneuville

  • 7th September 1916 Casualties

  • 7th Sep 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 7th Sep 1916 Baths

  • 7th Sep 1916 Relief

  • 7th Sep 1916 Route March

  • 7th Sep 1916 At Rest

  • 7th Sep 1916 On the March

  • 7th of September 1916 A Rearrangement

  • 7th Sep 1916 Instruction

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Rfm. Dickson Adams. Royal Irish Rifles 11th Btn.
  • Rfmn. Dickson Adams. Royal Irish Rifles 11th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. George Ambler. Royal Engineers 1st/3rd (Durham) Field Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Brien. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Cockcroft. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Michael Craddock. Royal Irish Fusiliers 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. William Herbert Monson. MC. Royal Dublin Fusilliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick Mulvaney. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Albert James O'Reilly. Royal Field Artillery 52nd Battery, 15th Brigade Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Southwick. York and Lancaster 1/4th Battallion
  • Pte. Samuel Southwick. York and Lancaster Rgt. 1/4th Btn.

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