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

24th June 1918

On this day:

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

    During the morning a practice flagged attack was carried out by the Battalion on Flying Ground at Proven. During the afternoon Battalion bathed.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-141

    Type U 139 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 302) Ordered 1 Aug 1916 Launched 9 Jan 1918 Commissioned 24 Jun 1918

    24 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Constantin Kolbe

    Career No patrols.
    start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 26 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Upnor in 1923.

    There was another U 141 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 27 Jul 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Aug 1940.

    John Doran

  • 24th June 1918 

  • 24th Jun 1918 Under Shellfire


    Certain amount of gas shelling during early morning. Patrol of 1 NCO & 3 men went out to reconnoitre hedge skirting West side of ANKLE FARM. Enemy opened machine gun fire from posts at E.17.c.3.2. and 35.45 also at E.28.a.3.5. Bombs were thrown wounding the NCO. C Coy 13th E Y &L in SWARTENBROUGH Defences was relieved at night by B Coy K.O.Y.L.I. 11th EAST LANCS on our right relieved by 11th EAST YORKS who in turn were to be relieved by 12th ROYAL FUSILIERS 94th Brigade on night of 25th. We provided carrying party of 1 Officer & 50 ORís to form a dump in front of front line near FANTASY FARM.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 24th Jun 1918 Training

  • 24th Jun 1918 Training

  • 24th Jun 1918 Orders

  • 24th Jun 1918 Training

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  • Pte. Henry John Williams. Cheshire Regiment 9th BTn. Read their Story.

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