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

26th May 1918

On this day:

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

    Our own artillery showed increased activity throughout the day without drawing hostile retaliation. A fighting patrol of two Officers and twelve Other Ranks failed to discover any trace of the enemy between Jasper and Rat Farms.

    Enemy machine-guns were lightly active during the night on roads and tracks.

  • Australian Troop Transports   

    HMAT A55 Kyarra

    The HMAT A55 Kyarra weighed 6,953 tons with an average cruise speed of 14 knots or 25.92 kmph. It was owned by the AUSN Co Ltd, London, and manned by Australia officers and crew. The Kyarra was leased by the Commonwealth until 4 January 1918. The Kyarra was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine in the English Channel on the 26th May 1918.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-160

    Type U 93 Shipyard Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack Ordered 9 Feb 1917 Launched 27 Feb 1918 Commissioned 26 May 1918

    26 May 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Otto Wiebalck

    Career 1 patrols start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Cherburg..

    There was another U 160 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Jul 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 16 Oct 1941.

  • 26th May 1918 2nd Devons under Attack


    General cleaning up. Lecture to all Officers, WOs & NCOs by Maj General CAMPBELL Commanding 31st Division at RACQUINGHEM.

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. John Thomas Beddows. West Yorkshire Regiment 1/8th Batallion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Francis Baker King. London Regiment 20th (Blackheath & Woolwich) Btn.
  • Pte. Francis Baker King. London Regiment 20th Btn Att. 141st TM Bty. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Malcolm R. Richmond. Gordon Highlanders 1/6th Btn. Read their Story.

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