The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
10th November 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Mouscron. Reference Sheet 29 Belgium 1/40,000 and Tournai 1/100,000.
Fine in morning. Church of England parade service in St Joseph's College Mouscron at 1100 and Roman Catholic parade service in St Charles Convent Mouscron at 1030.
News of signature of Armistice received during night 10/11 and great jubilations ensued. Fife & Drum Bands played in the streets and flares and rockets of all description illuminated the sky.
- Armistice news and rumours 59th Heavy Artillery Brigade
Enemy retired from the East bank of the Scheldt and batteries were ordered to stand fast with the move of their personnel and stores to their forward positions. Report received that the Kaiser had abdicated. II Corps Heavy Artillery took over command of the Brigade from the XIX Corps Heavy Artillery.
Notification received that Armistice terms had been accepted by the German Government.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-142
Type U 142
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 303)
Ordered 29 Nov 1916
Launched 4 Mar 1918
Commissioned 10 Nov 1918
10 Nov 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Erich Eckelmann
Career No patrols.
No flotilla information available
Successes No successes.
Fate 10 Nov 1918 - Taken right back to the dockyard after being commissioned and demilitarized and finally broken up at Oslebshausen in 1919. Engine plants were surrendered to the allies..
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 27 Jul 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Sep 1940.
- 10th November 1918 Eve of Armistice Day
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