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

20th June 1918

On this day:

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

    Ref Local Sheet 27 NE 1/10000. Bois St Acaire. Training continued as on previous days.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   

    SM U-135

    SM U-135

    Type Large Ms. Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig Ordered 27 May 1916 Laid down 4 Nov 1916 Launched 8 Sep 1917 Commissioned 20 Jun 1918

    20 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Johannes Spieß

    Career No patrols. start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 III Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Ran aground on the English East coast on the way to be broken up in 1921.

    There was another U 135 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Jun 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 16 Aug 1941.

    John Doran

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-119

    Type UE 2 Shipyard Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 93) Ordered 27 May 1916 Launched 4 Apr 1918 Commissioned 20 Jun 1918

    20 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Edmund Pauli

    Career 1 patrols.
    start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 I Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Became the french submarine René Audry until 7 Oct, 1937. Broken up..

    There was another U 119 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 6 Jan 1942 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 2 Apr 1942.

    John Doran


    Moved up to relieve 1st LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (changed from 1st HANTS REGT) in reserve line behind GRAND SEC BOIS. A Coy were placed tactically under 13th YORK & LANCASTER REGT to hold SWARTENBROUGH defences. Role of Battalion 1: To man reserve line. 2: To reinforce support line. 3: To counter attack & retake support line. Relief complete 9.40pm. Fairly heavy rain during march up.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 20th Jun 1918 Working Parties

  • 20th Jun 1918 Working Parties

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  • 2nd Lt. Wilford Bamforth Clarkson. York and Lancaster Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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