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12th January 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

12th January 1918

On this day:


    Quiet. Same working party as last night. Ground so hard that very little progress made.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • Daily Activity   9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

    Strength: 39 Officers, 868 Other Ranks, 39 horses, 16 mules.

    Increase: Lieutenant R.I McCrum, 2nd Lieutenant Pollock, 2nd Lieutenant Leahy, 2nd Lieutenant Donaldson.

    War Diaries

  • SS Whorlton lost   SS Whorlton registered in West Harlepool, was on passage from Dunkirk to Southampton when on the 12th January 1918 (according to records) she was torpedoed and sunk by the UB-30, in the English Channel, near the Owers Lightvessel, with the loss of all hands.


    Battalion tactical scheme figuring a counter attack on ARLEUX POST. Weather still very cold.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 12th Jan 1918 Patrol

  • 12th Jan 1918 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Thomas Benson. King's Own Scottish Borderers 1/4 Btn. Read their Story.
  • Skr. Herbert Christie. HMS Opal Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Walter Stannard Edwards. MM. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 16th Btn.
  • Ord.Sea. John Robert Meller. HMS Venerable Read their Story.
  • Pte. R. Reynolds. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.

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