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



22nd August 1916

On this day:


  • Salvoes fired   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery: Very quiet day. At 1400, 1710 and 2025, four batteries bombarded new German trench in front of Martinpuich. At 1355, 1705 and 2020 D236 Battery fired salvoes into Martinpuich.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-81

    Type U 81 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 251) Ordered 23 Jun 1915 Laid down 31 Aug 1915 Launched 24 Jun 1916 Commissioned 22 Aug 1916

    Commanders.
    22 Aug 1916 - 1 May 1917 Raimund Weisbach

    Career 4 patrols.
    18 Oct 1916 - 1 May 1917 IV Flotilla

    Successes 30 ships sunk with a total of 88,483 tons.
    2 ships damaged with a total of 3,481 tons.

    • 1 Dec 1916 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Douglas 1,177 sw
    • 19 Dec 1916 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Nystrand 1,397 nw
    • 2 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Songdal 2,090 nw
    • 3 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Port Adelaide 8,181 br
    • 4 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Maria 992 it
    • 5 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Wartenfels 4,511 br
    • 7 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Gravina 1,242 br
    • 8 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Mantola 8,253 br
    • 10 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Netherlee 4,227 br
    • 12 Feb 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Hugo Hamilton 2,577 sw
    • 10 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Algol 988 nw
    • 10 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Skreien 415 nw
    • 13 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Coronda 2,733 br
    • 14 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Paignton 2,017 br
    • 18 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Pola 3,061 br
    • 18 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Trevose 3,112 br
    • 19 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Alnwick Castle 5,900 br
    • 19 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Frinton 4,194 br
    • 22 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Attika 2,306 nw
    • 25 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach C. Sundt 1,105 nw
    • 25 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Garant 735 nw
    • 25 Mar 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Laly 1,880 nw
    • 24 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Amulree 1,145 br
    • 25 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Glenesk 1,369 nw
    • 25 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Heathfield 1,643 br
    • 25 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Invermay 1,471 br
    • 27 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Uranus 3,978 it
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Jose De Larrinaga 5,017 br
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Terence 4,309 br
    • 30 Apr 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Elisabeth (damaged) 217 da
    • 1 May 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach Dorie (damaged) 3,264 br
    • 1 May 1917 U 81 Raimund Weisbach San Urbano 6,458 br

    Fate 1 May 1917 - Torpedoed West of Ireland at 51.33N, 13.38W by HM Sub E54. 24 dead, unknown number of survivors.

    There was another U 81 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 22 Feb 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 26 Apr 1941.

  • 22nd August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 22nd August 1916 Training and relief party

  • 22nd August 1916 Rest area

  • 22nd Aug 1916 Working Parties

  •    TRENCHES FESTUBERT SECTOR

    21.30. B Co. in O.B.L was relieved by C Co. No casualties.

  • 22nd Aug 1916 Preparations

  • 22nd Aug 1916 Under Shellfire





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • William Ainsley. Durham Light Infantry
  • Pte. Thomas Bentham. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Henry Corfield. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Kenneth Lees Duckett. Highland Light Infantry 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Gilbert Gorman. Royal Irish Rifles 16th Battalion
  • Rflmn. Gilbert Gorman. Royal Irish Rifles 16th Btn.
  • Pte. Samuel Johns. York & Lancaster Regiment 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Reuben Lester. London Regiment 2/18th London Irish Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Alexander McNair. Northumberland Fusiliers 16th (Service) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. George William Tavener. Somerset Light Infantry 6th Btn. Read their Story.

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