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

23rd February 1918

On this day:

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

    23rd to 28th Feb 1918

    Grand Seraucourt. Training and working on cable and other trenches in Battle Zone.

    • February Effective strength: 47 Officers, 1,071 Other Ranks, 36 horses, 16 mules.
    • Increase: Captain C.J Brennan (from 10th Reserve Battalion), 2nd Lieutenant Slatter, T (from 7/8th Battalion), 5 Other Ranks.
    • Decrease: Major A Ferguson MC (ordered Medical Board, England).

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-113

    Type U 93 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 282) Ordered 5 May 1916 Launched 29 Sep 1917 Commissioned 23 Feb 1918

    23 Feb 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Philipp Recke

    Career 3 patrols.
    start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes 4 ships sunk with a total of 6,648 tons.

    • 20 Jul 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Hermes 298 da
    • 21 Jul 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Anna 212 da
    • 2 Aug 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Portugal 1,463 be
    • 4 Aug 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Clan Macnab 4,675 br

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Brest during July 1921.

    John Doran

  • 23rd Feb 1918 On the Move

  •    BRAY

    Same as yesterday except that Companies change over.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 23rd Feb 1918 Recce

  • 23rd Feb 1918 Working Parties

  • 23rd of February 1918 Revised Defences

  • 23rd Feb 1918 Working Parties

  • 23rd Feb 1918 Shelling

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Edward Sherrington. Royal Irish Fusiliers 5th Btn.

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