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

24th November 1915

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusilers leave Bologne   16 Btn, Northumberland Fusiliers entrain at Boulogne for Domqueur (C Coy being at Le Plouy, with 96 Bde HQ)

    records of the 16th (service) battalion northumberland fusiliers captain ch cooke mc, newcastle upon tyne 1923

  • Training and recreation   6th County of London Brigade RFA are at Auchel. The Brigade Headquarter Staff, 17th London Battery and 6th London Ammunition Column went on a route march, at the end of which the OC. Brigade inspected their harness. In the evening, by invitation of the OC. Brigade, these units attended a Cinematograph performance in the Auchel Cinematograph Theatre. Major P.J. Clifton, 17th London Battery, proceeded to England on 12 days leave of absence. Capt W. Cooper, 17th London Battery, proceeded to England on 7 days leave. Capt W. Cooper is in command of the 47th Divisional Artillery Leave Party.

    War Diaries

  • 1st Battalion Royal Scots in France 1915.   1st Battalion Royals Scots last fatality of Belgium and France 1915, who died of wounds in the UK.

    To date 1st Battalion Royal Scots had lost 163 men (that are known)

  • 24th November 1915 Dismounted Training

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-74

    Type UE 1 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 30) Ordered 6 Jan 1915 Launched 10 Aug 1915 Commissioned 24 Nov 1915

    24 Nov 1915 - 17 May 1916 Erwin Weisbach

    Career 2 patrols.
    18 Mar 1916 - 17 May 1916 I Flotilla

    Successes 1 ship sunk with a total of 2,802 tons.

    20 Apr 1916 U 74 Erwin Weisbach Sabbia 2,802 br

    Fate 17 May 1916 - Sank in a mine handling accident 3.5 miles off Dunbar, Scotland. The wreck of an UEI class submarine located by divers is undoubtedly that of U 74. 34 dead (all hands lost).

    Previously recorded fate
    Sunk by gunfire from the Royal Navy trawlers Sea Ranger, Kimberly, Oku, and Rodino off Peterhead at 57.10N, 01.20E on May 27, 1916. U 74 was lost well before this date.

    There was another U 74 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 31 Aug 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 31 Oct 1940.

    John Doran

  • 24th Nov 1915 Into the Trenches

  • 24th Nov 1915 Training and Football

  • 24th Nov 1915 Route March

  • 24th Nov 1915 Reliefs

  • 24th Nov 1915 Reinforcements

  • 24th of November 1915 Training

  • 24th November 1915 Route March

  • 24th Nov 1915 Construction Work

  • 24th Nov 1915 On the Move

  • 24th Nov 1915 Instruction

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Mjr. Ralph Conran Smythe. Royal Garrison Artillery 2nd Siege Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. W. Sweeney. Royal Scots 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Cyril Turner. Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd/1st Notts and Derby Field Amb. Read their Story.

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