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



29th April 1917

On this day:


  • appointments and recreation   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Lt Colonel A C Lowe resumed command of Brigade on return of BGRA from leave and Major C A Pollard relinquished command. Brigade officers jumping competition held at 1730 and won by 2/Lt G Jacques B236 Battery.

    War Diaries


  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-95

    Type U 93 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 259) Ordered 15 Sep 1915 Laid down 29 Mar 1916 Launched 20 Jan 1917 Commissioned 29 Apr 1917

    Commanders.
    15 Apr 1917 - 16 Jan 1918 Athalwin Prinz

    Career 6 patrols.
    24 May 1917 - 16 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes 14 ships sunk with a total of 38,014 tons.
    3 ships damaged with a total of 5,862 tons.

    • 3 Jun 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Hollington 4,221 br
    • 12 Jun 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Polyxena 5,737 br
    • 24 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Bellville (damaged) 992 sw
    • 27 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Belle of England 3,877 br
    • 29 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Whitehall 3,158 br
    • 30 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Eolo 1,679 it
    • 31 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Beacon Grange (damaged) 4,237 br
    • 3 Sep 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Majoren 2,747 nw
    • 2 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Rochester 2,551 am
    • 10 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Lapwing 110 br
    • 11 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Thuringia 297 br
    • 13 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Ardmore 1,304 br
    • 13 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Carlo 3,040 br
    • 31 Dec 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Vigrid 1,617 nw
    • 2 Jan 1918 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Kingsley (damaged) 633 br
    • 2 Jan 1918 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Christos Markettos 3,084 it
    • 2 Jan 1918 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Gallier 4,592 br

    Fate 16 Jan 1918 - Sunk by unknown cause off Hardelot, France (identified wreck) in the second half of January, 1918. 36 dead (all hands lost).
    U 95 was assigned to operate in western English Channel with sinkings showing she was active through at least January 15th. The wreck of U 95 was recently discovered by divers. The wreck was originally believed to be U 93.

    Previously recorded fate.
    Rammed by SS Braeneil off the Lizard at 49.59N 05.12W., believed to be U 84 if any boat was the victim of this attack.

    There was another U 95 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Jul 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 31 Aug 1940.

    John Doran


  • 29th April 1917 Trench activity

  • 29th April 1917 Church parade and reinforcements

  • 29th April 1917 

  • 29th Apr 1917 Long Hours

  • 29th Apr 1917 On the Move

  •    B.27a&c

    Battalion spent day in improving trenches. Heavy shelling but no casualties. At 9.0pm 93rd Bde took over line from 188th Bde. 15th & 16th WYR in line. 18th WYR in immediate support. 18th DLI in reserve and carrying. B Co 18th WYR relieved A Co 18th DLI on HILL 80.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 29th Apr 1917 Medals Presented





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Private Emmerson Beckwith. Durham Light Infantry 8th. Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Diamond Davies. Welsh Regiment 18th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Dawtry. York and Lancaster Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Spr. James Irving. Royal Engineers 69th Field Company Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. James Alfred Noble. King's Own Scottish Borderers 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • 1st Mate. Thomas Cundy Row. SS Tremorvah Read their Story.
  • Rifleman. Harold Stephen Smith. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 17th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Strode. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Frederick Wraight. Royal Fusiliers 7th Battalion

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