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



18th March 1915

On this day:


  • 18th March 1915 Journey by Train

  • 1st Gordons relieved near Vierstraat   1st Battalion Royal Scots in Ypres, Belgium.
    1st Battalion Royal Scots and Suffolk’s relieve the 1st Gordon Highlanders in trenches near Vierstraat.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-29

    Type U 27 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 19) Ordered 19 Feb 1912 Launched 11 Oct 1913 Commissioned 1 Aug 1914.
    Commanders.
    1 Aug 1914 - 15 Feb 1915 Wilhelm Plange.
    16 Feb 1915 - 18 Mar 1915 Otto Weddigen.

    Career 1 patrols.
    start date unknown - 18 Mar 1915 IV Flotilla

    Successes 4 ships sunk with a total of 12,934 tons. 2 ships damaged with a total of 4,317 tons.

    • 11 Mar 1915 U 29 Otto Weddigen Adenwen (damaged) 3,798 br
    • 11 Mar 1915 U 29 Otto Weddigen Auguste Conseil 2,952 fr
    • 12 Mar 1915 U 29 Otto Weddigen Andalusian 2,349 br
    • 12 Mar 1915 U 29 Otto Weddigen Headlands 2,988 br
    • 12 Mar 1915 U 29 Otto Weddigen Indian City 4,645 br
    • 14 Mar 1915 U 29 Otto Weddigen Atalanta (damaged) 519 br

    Fate 18 Mar 1915 - Rammed by HMS Dreadnought in Pentland Firth. Sank 5820N 0057E. 32 dead (all hands lost).

    There was another U 29 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 29 Aug 1936 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 16 Nov 1936.

  • 18th Mar 1915 All in Good Health

  • Preparations for 19th Field Ambulance move   Received orders from AAMO 6 Division for the move noted above to take place on 20th inst. This Field Ambulance will then work the line of the 19th Infantry Brigade, and have an Advanced Dressing Post at Gris Pot. One section will be detailed under Major Ahern to take over the 6th Divisional Bath House.

    Visited the Advanced Post at Gris Pot and Regimental Posts of line to be worked.

  • 1st Bn Herts experience heavy artillery fire   Heavy artillery fire.

  • 18th Mar 1915 1st East Lancs in trenches

  • 18th March 1915 Rest and train2nd Borders relieve 2nd Queens

  • 18th Mar 1915 Gunners rescue sailors

  • 18th Mar 1915 4th Camerons Relieved

  • 18th Mar 1915 5th Lincs on the March

  • 18th Mar 1915 Reliefs Completed

  • 18th Mar 1915 In Action





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