The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
24th April 1917On this day:
- U-Boat Index - WW1 KUK U-31 Austrian Submarine.
Launched 28th March 1917
Commissioned 24th April 1917
24 Apr 1917 - 2 Jan 1918 Franz Nejebsy
11 Mar 1918 - 31 Oct 1918 Hermann Rigele
No flotilla information available
Successes 1 ship sunk with a total of 4,021 tons.
1 warship damaged with a total of 5,250 tons.
10 Aug 1917 k.u.k. U31 Franz Nejebsy Lealta 4,021 it
2 Oct 1918 k.u.k. U31 Hermann Rigele Weymouth (hms) (damaged) 5,250 br
Fate Scrapped in 1920.
- Continued spell in the trenches 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
24th April 1917 - Battalion in the front line. Three companies hold an outpost line about 200 yards in length, each company being divided into pickets with sentry groups in front and support. Right of picket line J.5.c.55, Left of picket line D.22.d.55 Ref 57.c.NE. Remaining Company D in reserve at disposal of CO. Two platoons J.4.a.69 and two platoons J.100.88 Battalion HQ J.4.c.81. A prisoner of the Artillery taken by our picket at D.29.a.82 probably a deserter. Great aerial activity. One of our own and one enemy machine being brought down. Artillery quiet.
- 24th April 1917 Casting of Horses
- 24th Apr 1917 Busy Night
- 24th Apr 1917 Relief Completed
- 24th Apr 1917 Relieved
- 24th Apr 1917 On the Move
- 24th Apr 1917 Fine Day
- 24th Apr 1917 Gas Attack Ordered
- 24th Apr 1917 Trench Work
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Remembering those who died this day. L/Cpl. Walter Percival Bailey. Yorkshire Regiment 5th Btn. Pte. James Black. Cameron Highlanders 6th Btn Read their Story. Pte. Benjamin Brooks. Lancashire Fusiliers 19th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. Andrew Conley. Highland Light Infantry 10th/11th Btn. Read their Story. Rflmn. Thomas Gallagher. Royal Irish Rifles 1st Battalion Capt. Arthur Henderson. VC, MC. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 4th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. Hugh Hill. Argyll and Sutherlands Highlanders 2nd Battallion Read their Story. Rfmn. Percy St John Ingram. Rifle Brigade 13th Btn. Read their Story. Sgt. W. H. Ingram. Devonshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story. Pte. Robert Murray. Northumberland Fusiliers Read their Story. Pte. Frederick William Nice. Royal Fusiliers 2nd Btn Read their Story. Pte. Charles William Palmer. Middlesex Regiment 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own Read their Story. Pte. William Richman. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Btn. L/Cpl. George William King Scott. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story. Pte. William Arthur Sharp. The Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) 10th Btn. Pte. George William Taylor. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Btn.
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