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

21st January 1915

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  •    According to my grandfather, Idris Howells, the 17th Batt Welsh Reg were already in Rhos-on-Sea by 21 Jannuary 1915, so not arriving in Rhos in the February of 1915. In his letter home from the Cardrona boarding house, Rhos, he says that he has "...sent 8 leters since I have been here..." The men were put up in boarding houses: Cardrona in Everard Road, Rhos and 'Moorehouse', Colwyn Crescent, Rhos. He says it is 'a lovely billet up here. Plenty of food and good food too. We have porridge and fried bacon for breakfast and two or three courses for dinner and sometimes cold meat for either tea or supper and boiled Cocoa. Second helpings of everything if you can eat it."

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-7

    Type U 5 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 149) Ordered 8 Apr 1908 Laid down 6 May 1909 Launched 28 Jul 1910 Commissioned 18 Jul 1911
    Commanders 1 Aug 1914 - 21 Jan 1915 Georg König

    Career 3 patrols 1 Aug 1914 - 21 Jan 1915 I Flotilla Successes No successes.

    Fate 21 Jan 1915 - Misidentified and torpedoed off Dutch coast by U22 (53.43N, 06.02E). One survivor. 24 dead and 1 survivor

    There was another U 7 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 29 Jun 1935 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 18 Jul 1935.

    John Doran

  • 21st Jan 1915 2nd Queens under fire

  • 21st Jan 1915 Prisoners in Harsh Conditions

  • 21st Jan 1915 Contracts for Army Clothing

  • 21st Jan 1915 A Hearty Send Off

  • 21st Jan 1915 Passes to be Checked

  • 21st Jan 1915 Flowing with Water

  • 21st Jan 1915 Relief

  • 21st Jan 1915 Trench Work

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