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24th February 1916 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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



24th February 1916

On this day:


  • Training   The entire 6th County of London Brigade RFA moved to Bowry to undergo training and arrived at about 1400.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-51

    Type U 51 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 233) Ordered 23 Aug 1914 Laid down 19 Dec 1914 Launched 25 Nov 1915 Commissioned 24 Feb 1916

    Commanders.
    19 Feb 1916 - 14 Jul 1916 Walter Rumpel

    Career 1 patrol.
    start date unknown - 25 May 1916 I Flotilla.
    25 May 1916 - 14 Jul 1916 II Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 14 Jul 1916 - Torpedoed by HM Sub H5 while leaving Ems estuary. 34 dead and 4 survivors. The wreck of U 51 was raised and broken up in 1968.

    There was another U 51 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 11 Jun 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 6 Aug 1938.

  • 24th February 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary Bombed by German Aeroplanes

  • 24th Feb 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieved

  • 24th Feb 1916 On the March

  • 24th Feb 1916 On the Move

  • 24th Feb 1916 Heavy Snow

  • 24th Feb 1916 Relief

  • 24th Feb 1916 Reliefs Completed





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Alfred E. Eveleigh. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Robert Gawler. East Kent Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John T. Jones. Northamptonshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. W. Luke. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Luke. Northumberland Fusiliers 24th (Tyneside Irish) Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Hubert Moody. Durham Light Infantry 9th Battalion
  • Gnr. Wardell Smith. Bermuda Militia Artillery Read their Story.

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