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



9th August 1916

On this day:


  • 3rd Monmouths entrain   The 3rd Monmouth Battalion entrain at Acheux for Hesdin and go into billets at Capelle.

  • Divisional Field Day   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery billeted at Vitz-Villeroy took part in Divisional Field Day. The Brigade massed at Divisional Artillery HQ near Roofles and, after going over a pontoon bridge constructed by Divisional Royal Engineers, proceeded to take up positions in the neighbourhood of Caumont. After batteries had been in action until 1430, retirement to billets was ordered.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-58

    Type U 57 Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 213) Ordered 6 Oct 1914 Laid down 8 Jun 1915 Launched 31 May 1916 Commissioned 9 Aug 1916

    Commanders.
    9 Aug 1916 - 3 Jun 1917 Kurt Wippern.
    4 Jun 1917 - 26 Jun 1917 Peter Hermann.
    27 Jun 1917 - 30 Oct 1917 Karl Scherb.
    31 Oct 1917 - 17 Nov 1917 Gustav Amberger

    Career 8 patrols.
    16 Oct 1916 - 17 Nov 1917 II Flotilla

    Successes 21 ships sunk with a total of 30,906 tons.

    • 27 Oct 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Ellen 140 sw
    • 4 Dec 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Senta 1,024 sw
    • 5 Dec 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Stettin 412 nw
    • 1 Mar 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Norma 850 nw
    • 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Havila 1,421 da
    • 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Hawthornbank 1,369 da
    • 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Sokoto 2,259 da
    • 27 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Dromore 4,398 br
    • 27 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Langfond 1,097 nw
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Bullmouth 4,018 br
    • 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Beeswing 1,462 br
    • 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Dione 785 nw
    • 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Vanduara 2,079 nw
    • 5 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Asra 1,975 nw
    • 18 Jun 1917 U 58 Peter Hermann Bega 318 br
    • 19 Jun 1917 U 58 Peter Hermann Ivigtut 456 da
    • 6 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Motor 63 da
    • 8 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Fiorella 1,168 nw
    • 13 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Charilaos Tricoupis 2,475 gr
    • 21 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Ramillies 2,935 br
    • 14 Nov 1917 U 58 Gustav Amberger Dolly Warden 202 br

    Fate 17 Nov 1917 - Depth charged by destroyer USS Fanning off the south coast of Ireland 5137N, 812W . 2 dead, unknown number of survivors. Location incorrectly given as 5132N, 0521W in many sources.

    There was another U 58 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Feb 1939.

  • 9th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 9th August 1916 Brigade relocation to Pont Remy

  • Trench raiding party   6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

    9/10th August - Ronville - A party under the supervision of 2/Lt Clay successfully inflicted 4 casualties on the enemy's wiring party who were inspecting their own wire and brought into our lines two of the bodies and the tunic and cap of a third, enabling the identity of the enemy to be discovered. We suffered no casualties.



  • 9th Aug 1916 Very Hot

  • 9th Aug 1916 Attack Made by Liverpool Scottish

  • 9th Aug 1916 On the March

  •    LA FOSSE

    1530. 18th Battn. vacated billets at LA FOSSE and moved into billets at LE HAMEL (HQ & C Co) and ESSARS (A. B. D Cos)

  • 9th Aug 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 9th Aug 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 9th Aug 1916 Bravery Recognised





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Drv. Arthur James Adams. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Andrew Amos. Durham Light Infantry 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Walter Edward Atkin. Somerset Light Infantry 1st Btn.
  • L/Cpl. James Alfred Brewer. King's Own Scottish Borderers 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Bridge. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frank Cook. Lincolnshire Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Laurence Elvidge. Connaught Rangers 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Albert Ernest England. Somerset Light Infantry 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Walters Finch. Sherwood Foresters 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Capt. Claude Patrick Julian "Pat" Hayes. Royal Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel William Langston. South Staffordshire Regiment 8th Battalion
  • Cpl. James McKenzie. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion
  • Sgt. Mark Vipond. Auckland Mounted Rifles Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Walters. Notts & Derby Regt (Sherwood Forresters) 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Walters. Sherwood Forresters 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Richard Wood. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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