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



11th April 1917

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers relieved   The 16th Northumberlands are relieved at Savy Wood and move to Germaine for two days.

  • St Quentin attacked   The French attack St Quentin

  • Relocations   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report first sections marched to Winnezeeze and Ouderzeele rest billets. Remaining sections went out of action during the night and OC. Group handed over defence of front to OC. 102 Brigade RFA, 23rd Division. A, B, C, D Batteries 102 Brigade took over Battery positions in order A, B, C, D from Batteries of 236th Brigade. 104 Army Field Artillery Brigade took over all Wagon Lines.

  • 4th Northumberlands march to Ronville Caves   At Wanquetin C and D Coys 4th Northumberland Fusiliers undertook bayonet training and a short march. Snow began to fall at 3.30pm. At 6pm they paraded at the camp then marched through the snow storm to Ronville Caves via Warlus, Dainville and Arras, at midnight.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-96 Type U 93 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 260) Ordered 15 Sep 1915 Laid down 12 Jan 1916 Launched 15 Feb 1917 Commissioned 11 Apr 1917

    Commanders.
    11 Apr 1917 - 31 Aug 1918 Heinrich Jeß

    Career 9 patrols.
    24 May 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes 31 ships sunk with a total of 95,253 tons.
    3 ships damaged with a total of 16,220 tons.

    • 2 Jun 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Shamrock 170 br
    • 2 Jun 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß St. Bernard 186 br
    • 8 Jun 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Orator 3,563 br
    • 9 Jun 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Baron Cawdor 4,316 br
    • 14 Jul 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Emanuel 203 da
    • 21 Jul 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Paddington 5,084 br
    • 23 Jul 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Radioleine (damaged) 4,029 fr
    • 29 Jul 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Anitra 593 nw
    • 1 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Carrabin 2,739 br
    • 3 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Hurst 4,718 br
    • 4 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Rupee 39 br
    • 4 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Young Clifford 47 br
    • 6 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Bedale 2,116 br
    • 8 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Greldon 3,322 br
    • 8 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Memphian 6,305 br
    • 9 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Champagne 5,360 br
    • 9 Oct 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Peshawur 7,634 br
    • 23 Nov 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß La Blanca 7,479 br
    • 24 Nov 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Sabia 2,807 br
    • 26 Nov 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Drot 2,923 nw
    • 28 Nov 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Agenoria (damaged) 2,977 br
    • 28 Nov 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Apapa 7,832 br
    • 30 Nov 1917 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Derbent 3,178 br
    • 20 Mar 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Custodian (damaged) 9,214 br
    • 25 Mar 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Destro 859 br
    • 28 Mar 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Inkosi 3,661 br
    • 30 Mar 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Geraldine 61 br
    • 30 Mar 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß St. Michan 43 br
    • 31 Mar 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Conargo 4,312 br
    • 27 May 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Michiel Taal Johsz 86 nl
    • 5 Jun 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Polwell 2,013 br
    • 9 Jun 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Vandalia 7,333 br
    • 4 Aug 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Reinhard 239 ru
    • 7 Aug 1918 U 96 Heinrich Jeß Highland Harris 6,032 br

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Bo'ness in 1919-20.

    There was another U 96 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 1 Aug 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 14 Sep 1940.

  • 11th April 1917 Supportin action and casualty clearance

  • 11th April 1917 Training and standby

  • 11th Apr 1917 Reports Good

  • 11th Apr 1917 Village Taken

  • 11th Apr 1917 Servere Fighting

  • 11th Apr 1917 On the Move

  • 11th Apr 1917 Casualties

  • 11th April 1917 

  • 11th April 1917 Courts Martial

  • 11th Apr 1917 Reliefs

  • 11th Apr 1917 Inspections

  • 11th Apr 1917 Attack Made

  • 11th of April 1917 Artillery Concentrations





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Cecil Frederick Asher. Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Battalion
  • A/Cpl. Patrick Beirne. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Brennan. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Henry Beattie Brown. Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas William Coates. Lincolnshire 2nd/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Markham Cook. Lincolnshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. George David Cox. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Dean. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Battalion
  • L/Cpl. George Fielding. Cheshire Regiment 8th Btn.
  • Frederick James Flutter. 3rd Dragoon Guards Read their Story.
  • Pte. Herbert Thomas Jones. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Evan "Evie" Lloyd. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Donald Mackintosh. VC. Seaforth Highlanders 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Archibald McCallum. Royal Scots Fusiliers 6/7th Btn.
  • Pte. John Joseph McLoy. Highland Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Stanley Harding Moore. Lincolnshire Regiment 2/5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. James Murphy. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Eugene Perry. 22nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Charles Price. Leicestershire 8th Battalion
  • Rfn. Joseph Thornley. Rifle Brigade 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Capt. William Arthur Verschoyle. Royal Irish Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rfm. William Arthur Winnett. Prince Consort's Own Rifle Brigade 13th Btn Read their Story.

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