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12th July 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 July 1918

On this day:

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

    Slightly more activity from enemy artillery. Battalion was relieved by the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers and moved into Brigade Reserve on Mont Noir (M.19.d.65.05). Sheet Kemmel 28 SW 1/10000.

    Total casualties: 1 Officer and 8 Other Ranks

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-124

    Type UE 2 Shipyard Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 301) Ordered 27 May 1916 Launched 28 Mar 1918 Commissioned 12 Jul 1918

    12 Jul 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Rolf Carls

    Career No patrols. No flotilla information available Successes No successes.

    Fate 1 Dec 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.

    There was another U 124 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 9 Mar 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 11 Jun 1940.

    John Doran

  • 12 Jul 1918 Experiments


    Patrols were sent out by day and night but no new information obtained.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 12th Jul 1918 Training

  • 12th Jul 1918 Reliefs Completed

  • 12th Jul 1918 Reliefs

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  • 2nd Lt. Rankin Martin. MM. Royal Engineers 176th Tunnelling Company Read their Story.

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