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

21st August 1918

On this day:

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

    The day passed as usual. Our relief of the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers was cancelled and orders given for an attack to be made by the Brigade. The 15th Royal Irish Rifles (107th Brigade) captured Mural and Wirral Farms, capturing 17 prisoners, at 0030, with 40 (wounded) casualties.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-163

    Type U 93 Shipyard Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack Ordered 9 Feb 1917 Launched 1 Jun 1918 Commissioned 21 Aug 1918

    21 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Heinrich Metzger

    start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to Italy. Broken up at La Spezia in August 1919.

    There was another U 163 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 1 May 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Oct 1941.

    John Doran

  • 21st August 1918 Relief successful.

  • 21st Aug 1918 Gloucesters Advance


    The Battalion were to have relieved the 11th E YORKS in the R2 Sub Sector VIEUX BERQUIN but after arrangements had been made for relief these orders were cancelled.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 21st Aug 1918 Moving Up

  • 21st Aug 1918 On the Move

  • 21st Aug 1918 Quiet

  • 21st August 1918 Attack Made

  • 21st of August 1918 A Chinese Attack

  • 21st of August 1918 A Chinese Attack

  • 21st Aug 1918 Artillery Active

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  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

Remembering those who died this day.

  • Lt.Col. Walter Lorrain Brodie. VC, MC. Highland Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Bernard Brophy. Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Coyne. Royal Irish Regiment 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Private Daniel Davies. Prince of Wales Volunteers (South Lancs Regiment) Read their Story.
  • Tpr. Gilbert Dennis. Hampshire Yeomanry att. 9th Lancers Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Edmundson. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 21st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Rflmn. Cyril George Franklin. London Regiment 5th Battalion
  • Lt. Alfred Edward Gaby. VC 28th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Harry Lawson. Lincolnshire Regiment 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Cpl. William Henry Lyons. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Charles Napier Mitchell. MM & Bar. Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Ab.Sea. Maurice Joseph Bede Scarborough. Royal Naval Division Anson Bn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Elijah Smith. King's Regiment (Liverpool) 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Frederick Walter Wiles. London Regiment 14th (London Scottish) Btn. Read their Story.

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