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

20th July 1918

On this day:

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

    Artillery chiefly engaged on back areas. Day and night passed quietly.

    War Diaries


    SM U-123

    SM U-123

    Type UE 2 Shipyard Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (Werk 300) Ordered 27 May 1916 Launched 26 Jan 1918 Commissioned 20 Jul 1918

    20 Jul 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Karl Thouret

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

    There was another U 123 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 2 Mar 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 30 May 1940.


    A quiet day. Raid by 5th Division on our right at 12 midnight night of the 19th. C & D Coy’s took over the front line. A & B Coy’s returned to support.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 20th Jul 1918 Cleaning

  • 20th Jul 1918 In Reserve

  • 20th Jul 1918 Holding the Line

  • 20th of July 1918 Front Line Attacked

  • 20th Jul 1918 On the March

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. James Boland. Royal Irish Rifles 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Samuel Edward Carson. 103 Sqdn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John Meikle. VC MM. Seaforth Highlanders 4th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Horace Philip "Holly" Miller. 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Moses Nedderman. MM Duke of Wellington's Regiment 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte Ubert Victor Willis. 55th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Andrew Wingate. Royal Garrison Artillery 252nd Siege Bty. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Leslie Milford Wood. MM. Rifle Brigade 13th Btn. Read their Story.

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