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



22nd October 1917

On this day:


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

    Ruyaulcourt P.10.c.8.4.

    Usual parades and working parties. Our 'Soccer' team defeated 108th Brigade team today by 8-1.

    Major Ferguson reported back from Rouen.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-92

    Type U 87 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 36) Ordered 23 Jun 1915 Laid down 20 Aug 1916 Launched 12 May 1917 Commissioned 22 Oct 1917

    Commanders.
    22 Oct 1917 - 31 May 1918 Max Bieler.
    1 Jun 1918 - 9 Sep 1918 Günther Ehrlich.

    Career 5 patrols.
    27 Dec 1917 - 9 Sep 1918 III Flotilla

    Successes 5 ships sunk with a total of 15,961 tons.
    2 ships damaged with a total of 7,373 tons.

    • 4 Mar 1918 U 92 Max Bieler British Princess (damaged) 7,034 br
    • 8 Jul 1918 U 92 Günther Ehrlich Ben Lomond 2,814 br
    • 8 Jul 1918 U 92 Günther Ehrlich Mars 3,550 br
    • 10 Jul 1918 U 92 Günther Ehrlich Charles Theriault (damaged) 339 br
    • 11 Jul 1918 U 92 Günther Ehrlich Westover 5,769 am
    • 13 Jul 1918 U 92 Günther Ehrlich Ramon De Larrinaga 3,058 sp
    • 16 Jul 1918 U 92 Günther Ehrlich Vanlock 770 sw

    Fate 9 Sep 1918 - Mined in the Northern Barrage east of the Orkney Islands. 42 dead (all hands lost).
    The wreck of U 92 was located by a sonar sweep in 2006. Information to confirm the identification was obtained by divers in 2007.

    There was another U 92 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 Jan 1942 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 3 Mar 1942.

  • 22nd Oct 1917 Emplacement Dug

  •    FRONT LINE

    Our artillery more active during the period from Noon till 4.15pm. Our heavier cutting wire on enemy front line. Our 18 pounders shelled FRESNOY PARK, and in rear with shrapnel & incendiary shells. Inter Company relief took place at 2.0pm. 8.15 to 9.30pm light artillery sent about 50 HE shells in vicinity of CHEZ BONTEMPS and heavy shelling well in the rear of enemy’s line. Enemy shelled our right Coy very heavily at 12.20pm HE & shrapnel, & at our request our heavies retaliated. Enemy TM’s active with gas shells against our Right Coy front at 11.0 to 11.5pm, at 12 and again at 1.20am. About 50 shells being fired in all.

  • 22nd Oct 1917 Walk by the Sea

  • 22nd Oct 1917 Very Wet

  • 22nd Oct 1917 Reliefs

  • 22nd Oct 1917 Working Parties





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Spr. Arsene F. Cormier. 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Donoghue. Manchester Regiment 23rd Btn.
  • Pte. William Evans. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 9th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lance Corporal Alma Horton. Cyclist Corp 18th Batn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Lionel Moles. 54th Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Charles Edward Sherwood. Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Charles Edward Sherwood. Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Thorpe. Manchester Regiment 23rd Btn.
  • Pte. Albert Henry Wakefield. Sherwood Foresters 15th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Hubert Henry Wall. Machine Gun Corps 53rd coy
  • Pte. Ernest Worsley. Middlesex Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.

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