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

10th March 1916

On this day:

  • Relocations   6th County of London Brigade RFA hold Brigade Field Day. Two positions taken up. General Spoulding, GOCRA. 47th Division was present.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-77

    Type UE 1 Shipyard Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 59) Ordered 9 Mar 1915 Launched 9 Jan 1916 Commissioned 10 Mar 1916

    10 Mar 1916 - 7 Jul 1916 Erich GŁnzel

    Career 2 patrols.
    29 Jun 1916 - 7 Jul 1916 I Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 7 Jul 1916 - Lost after this date while on a mission to lay mines off Kinnaird Head, Scotland. 33 dead (all hands lost). U 77 got at least some of her mines out before her loss.

    Previously recorded fate.
    Lost in a minehandling accident off Dunbar, Scotland. The wreck at that location is undoubtedly that of U 74.

    There was another U 77 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 Nov 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 18 Jan 1941.

    John Doran

  • 10th Mar 1916 Officers join 7th Northumberlands

  • 10th Mar 1916 Embarkation

  • 10th Mar 1916 Mascots

  • 10th Mar 1916 Working Party

  • 10th Mar 1916 Reliefs

  • 10th Mar 1916 Preparations

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Arthur Henry Bailey. Gloucester Rgt. 1st Btn., "B" Coy.
  • Pte Fredrick Charles Eighteen. Suffolk Regiment 5th Btn.
  • Pte. James Garbett. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.

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