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

22nd September 1917

On this day:

  • 22nd Sep 1917 Admissions

  • Patrols   At Havrincourt Wood 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers spend a quiet day in the trenches with no casualties. 2nd Lieutenant T.E Crosbie and seven Other Ranks patrolled the right front of Slagheap from 2200 to midnight.

    9th Royal Irish Fusiliers diary WO 95/2505/2

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-157

    Type U 151 Shipyard Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg Ordered 29 Nov 1916 Launched 23 May 1917 Commissioned 22 Sep 1917

    22 Sep 1917 - 20 Jul 1918 Max Valentiner.
    21 Jul 1918 - 30 Nov 1918 Ortwin Rave

    Career 2 patrols.
    22 Sep 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla

    Successes 15 ships sunk with a total of 15,905 tons.

    • 26 Dec 1917 U 157 Max Valentiner Lidia 302 pt
    • 7 Jan 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Oued Sebou 1,540 fr
    • 10 Jan 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Hulda Maersk 1,566 da
    • 11 Jan 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Norefos 1,788 nw
    • 17 Feb 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Estrella Da Bissao 129 pt
    • 20 Feb 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Kithira 2,240 gr
    • 14 Mar 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Arpillao 2,768 sp
    • 4 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Remonstrant 1,073 nw
    • 4 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Don 1,145 nw
    • 9 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Orkney 291 da
    • 15 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Kalps 284 ru
    • 27 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Gloria 120 pt
    • 18 Sep 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Ledaal 2,257 nw
    • 22 Sep 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Gaia 278 pt
    • 8 Oct 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Hawanee 124 br

    Fate 11 Nov 1918 - Interned at Trondheim, Norway. Surrendered to France on 8 Feb, 1919. Broken up at Brest during July 1921.

    There was another U 157 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Jun 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 15 Sep 1941.

    John Doran

  • 22nd September 1917 Inspections and Gymkhana

  • 22nd Sep 1917 Snipers Active & Heavy Shelling

  • 22nd Sep 1917 On the Move


    Weather: chilly in early morning, later turning very fine & sunny. One other rank wounded (shell) whilst working on Plane Dump. Artillery on both sides more active in late afternoon. Nothing of any importance to relate.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 22nd Sep 1917 Preparations for Attack

  • 22nd Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 22nd Sep 1917 On the Move

  • 22nd Sep 1917 Reliefs

  • 22nd of September 1917 Bath Time

  • 22nd of September 1917 Unloading trains

  • 22nd Sep 1917 In the Trenches

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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.

  • Pte. John W. Andrews. Middlesex Regiment 23rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Vivian Alfred Barton. Royal Field Artillery C Battery, 162nd Brigade Read their Story.
  • 2nd Lt. Edward Albert Beer. Royal Garrison Artillery 298th Siege Bty. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Henry Berry. Yorkshire Regiment 9th Btn.
  • Pte. Hilary Charles. East Surrey Regiment 12th Btn.
  • Pte. John Haiden Cutts. London Regiment 2nd/10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Fred Davies. North Staffordshire Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Gaskell. East Lancashire Regiment 1st Btn. B Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Paterson Halliday. Highland Light Infantry 15th (1st Glasgow) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Patrick McCabe. Kings Liverpool Regiment 18th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. James Nash. MM Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, B Bty Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Willard. Royal Fusiliers 32nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte Richard Willard. Royal Fusiliers 32nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Willard. Royal Fusiliers 32nd Btn.
  • Thomas Wright. Saskatchewan Regiment 46th Battalion Read their Story.

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