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29th June 1918 - The Great War, Day by Day - The Wartime Memories Project

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

29th June 1918

On this day:

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

    Battalion parade from 0830 to 1000 for drill. On the range from 1100 until 1400. All details carried out a snap shooting practice at 1500. At 1425 the Battalion paraded in walking out order and marched into St Omer, where they were dismissed until 2030. Teas were provided and the outing proved a great success. 2nd Lieutenant McFarland reported for duty.

    War Diaries

  •    SM U-161 was a Type U 93 built by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesack. Ordered 9 Feb 1917, Launched 23 Mar 1918 and Commissioned 29 Jun 1918

    29 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Waldemar von Münch

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

    On 20th of Nov 1918 she surrendered. The Submarine ran aground on the English East coast on the way to be broken up in 1921.

    There was another U 161 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 1 Mar 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 8 Jul 1941.

    John Doran U-Boat Index - WW1


    During the night relieved 15th WEST YORKS REGT in the right sub-sector. Relief a very difficult one owing to gassing (shell) & heavy shelling.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 29th Jun 1918 Training

  • 29th Jun 1918 Improvements

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  • Pte. Henry Reardon. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Btn., Att. 1st Army Infantry School Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Alfred Slater. Northumberland Fusiliers 53rd (Young Soldiers) Btn. Read their Story.

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