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



11th March 1916

On this day:


  • Relocations   6th London Brigade RFA units at disposal of unit commanders. Billeting party proceeded to Dieval.

  • 18th DLI move to France   18th Durham Light Infantry arrive in France from Egypt.

  • 12th KOYLI at Hallancourt   12th KOYLI are billeted in Hallancourt

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-63

    Type U 63 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 247) Ordered 17 May 1915 Laid down 30 Apr 1915 Launched 8 Feb 1916 Commissioned 11 Mar 1916.

    Commanders.
    11 Mar 1916 - 27 Aug 1917 Otto Schultze.
    28 Aug 1917 - 14 Oct 1917 Heinrich Metzger.
    15 Oct 1917 - 24 Dec 1917 Otto Schultze.
    25 Dec 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 Kurt Hartwig

    Career 12 patrols.
    2 May 1916 - 6 Nov 1916 IV Flotilla.
    6 Nov 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla

    Successes 72 ships sunk with a total of 198,168 tons.
    11 ships damaged with a total of 47,700 tons.
    1 warship sunk with a total of 5,250 tons.
    2 ships damaged with a total of 2,540 tons.

    • 4 Jul 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Rosemary (damaged) 1,250 br
    • 20 Aug 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Falmouth 5,250 br
    • 23 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Bayreaulx 3,009 br
    • 28 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Lanao 692 am
    • 28 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Rio Pirahy 3,561 br
    • 28 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Selene 3,955 it
    • 28 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Torsdal 3,621 nw
    • 29 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Massalia 2,186 gr
    • 29 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze MeroŽ 3,552 br
    • 29 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Torino 1,850 br
    • 31 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Delto 3,193 nw
    • 31 Oct 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Fedelta 1,906 it
    • 27 Nov 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Maude Larssen 1,222 br
    • 28 Nov 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Sigurd 2,119 da
    • 30 Nov 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Roma 125 br
    • 2 Dec 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Luigi C. 71 it
    • 2 Dec 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Roma 643 it
    • 3 Dec 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Perugia 4,348 br
    • 5 Dec 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Grigorios Anghelatos 3,635 gr
    • 11 Dec 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Magellan 6,027 fr
    • 11 Dec 1916 U 63 Otto Schultze Sinai 4,624 fr
    • 25 Mar 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Vellore 4,926 br
    • 26 Mar 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze L. Rahmanich 79 ag
    • 1 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Zambesi 3,759 br
    • 4 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Margit 2,490 br
    • 5 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Solstad 4,147 nw
    • 5 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Kangaroo (damaged) 4,348 br
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Carmelo Padre 74 it
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Giuseppe Padre I 102 it
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Giuseppina G. 100 it
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze I Due Fratelli P. 100 it
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Karonga 4,665 br
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Natale B. 55 it
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze San Francesco Di Paola 41 it
    • 3 May 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Washington 5,080 br
    • 4 May 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Transylvania 14,348 br
    • 5 May 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Talawa (damaged) 3,834 br
    • 7 May 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Crown Of Leon (damaged) 3,391 br
    • 14 May 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Francesco Raiola 181 it
    • 14 May 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Volga (damaged) 4,404 br
    • 15 May 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Ferrara (damaged) 5,660 it
    • 22 Jun 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Himalaya 5,620 fr
    • 23 Jun 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Craonne 777 fr
    • 23 Jun 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Kalypso Vergotti 2,819 gr
    • 26 Jun 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Birdoswald 4,013 br
    • 27 Jun 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Tong Hong 2,184 br
    • 30 Jun 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Alkelda 98 it
    • 30 Jun 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Enrichetta 3,638 it
    • 1 Jul 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Marie 118 fr
    • 2 Jul 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Argentario 739 it
    • 3 Jul 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Immacolatina 54 it
    • 5 Sep 1917 U 63 Heinrich Metzger Proletaire 101 fr
    • 11 Sep 1917 U 63 Heinrich Metzger Embleton 5,377 br
    • 12 Sep 1917 U 63 Heinrich Metzger Reim 1,126 nw
    • 15 Sep 1917 U 63 Heinrich Metzger Platuria 3,445 am
    • 18 Sep 1917 U 63 Heinrich Metzger Arendal 1,387 br
    • 26 Sep 1917 U 63 Heinrich Metzger Heraklios 2,878 gr
    • 5 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Hilda R. 136 br
    • 5 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Kai 1,391 da
    • 6 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Peveril 1,459 br
    • 8 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Candytuft (damaged) 1,290 br
    • 8 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Benledi (damaged) 3,931 br
    • 9 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Ardglamis 4,540 br
    • 14 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Trowbridge 3,712 br
    • 16 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Gasconia 3,801 br
    • 16 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Kyno 3,034 br 8 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Huntsgulf (damaged) 3,185 br
    • 20 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Commendatore Carlo Bruno 813 it
    • 21 Nov 1917 U 63 Otto Schultze Mossoul 3,135 fr
    • 5 Jan 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Rio Claro 3,687 br
    • 8 Jan 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig San Guglielmo 8,145 it
    • 15 Jan 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Bonanova 933 sp
    • 18 Jan 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Maria P. 263 br
    • 18 Jan 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Ville De Bordeaux 4,857 fr
    • 22 Jan 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Anglo-canadian 4,239 br
    • 22 Jan 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Manchester Spinner 4,247 br
    • 19 May 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Saxilby (damaged) 3,630 br
    • 19 May 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Snowdon 3,189 br
    • 24 May 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Elysia (damaged) 6,397 br
    • 30 May 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Antinous (damaged) 3,682 br
    • 30 May 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Asiatic Prince 2,887 br
    • 30 May 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Aymeric 4,363 br
    • 11 Aug 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig City Of Adelaide 8,389 br
    • 12 Aug 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig G6 213 it
    • 24 Aug 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig Delphinula (damaged) 5,238 br
    • 16 Oct 1918 U 63 Kurt Hartwig War Council 5,875 br

    Fate 16 Jan 1919 - Surrendered. Broken up at Blyth in 1919-20.

    There was another U 63 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 Dec 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 18 Jan 1940.

  • 11th March 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 11th Mar 1916 Reckless Motoring

  • A Shocking Accident   The Wrexham Advertiser of the 11th of March 1916, reported: "A shocking accident occurred at Moss on Thursday resulting in a child being killed outright and in six other persons being terribly injured, three of whom subsequently died. It appears that Pte Bagnall, 4th RWF, 2 Red Lion Cottages, Moss, who returned home from the front on Monday after 18 months' service, was cleaning an unexploded German fuse shell, which he had brought with him as a souvenir. In the small cottage at the time of the explosion were Pte Bagnall's wife, Mary; daughter Sarah, age two; a niece, Violet, age seven; and sister-in-law Sarah Roberts along with her two children, Mary and Ethel, aged five and 15 months. Ethel, the youngest child, was killed instantly. The other three girls died later in hospital. Others sustained terrible injuries, including Pte Bagnall himself, who lost a leg, while Ms Roberts lost both legs. Pte Bagnall had thought the shell was safe as it had been "chucked around in the barracks and trenches" for six months without any ill-effects before he returned to North Wales."

    A community fundraising event was held to pay for the funeral of the children which saw one of the largest ever funeral processions in the area. But the four little girls have no headstone, members of Broughton and District History Group are hoping to erect a memorial to them on the centenary of their death and are trying to trace family members.

  • 11th Mar 1916 The Question of Single Men

  • 11th Mar 1916 Seeing the Sights

  • 11th Mar 1916 In Port

  • 11th Mar 1916 Parade

  • 11th Mar 1916 Working Party

  • 11th Mar 1916 Reliefs





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • E. Dick. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte Robert W Lawrence. York & Lancs 7th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Charles Lewis. Highland Light Infantry 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Austin Robinson. Cheshire regiment 11th Btn
  • Pte. Arthur Taylor. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Taylor. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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