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



30th April 1915

On this day:


  • Daily Battery Activity 6th London Brigade RFA    6th County of London Brigade RFA's 15th Battery registered on K4 and K1 - 20 rounds - and at 2320 fired four rounds at J1. Later 15th Battery fired five rounds at K1.

  • 18th Kings Liverpool move to Belton Park   The 18th (2nd Pals) Kings Liverpool did their basic training at Hooton Park Racecourse and on the 30th April 1915 moved to Belton Park. They went on to other parts of the UK for more advanced training.

  • The "Second Battle of Ypres". 1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium April 1915.   1st Battalion fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, Belgium
    To date 1st Battalion Royal Scots had lost 95 men (that are known)

  • 30th April 1915 9th Lancers ready

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-43

    Type U 43 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 21) Ordered 10 Jul 1913 Launched 26 Sep 1914 Commissioned 30 Apr 1915.
    Commanders.
    30 Apr 1915 - 16 May 1917 Hellmuth Jürst.
    17 May 1917 - 17 Apr 1918 Waldemar Bender.
    18 Apr 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Johannes Kirchner

    Career 11 patrols.
    start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 III Flotilla

    Successes 45 ships sunk with a total of 114,323 tons.
    2 ships taken as prize with a total of 356 tons.

    • 21 Mar 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Aranmore 1,050 br
    • 24 Mar 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Englishman 5,257 br
    • 26 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Dania 862 nw
    • 26 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Knut Hilde 1,632 nw
    • 28 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Rolf Jarl 1,265 nw
    • 29 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Knut Jarl 1,070 nw
    • 29 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Nesjar 1,609 nw
    • 30 Sep 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Fancy 1,612 nw
    • 3 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst J. Y. Short 2,193 br
    • 3 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Tourgai 4,281 ru
    • 10 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Gardepee 1,633 br
    • 11 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Bistritza 3,688 ro
    • 17 Oct 1916 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Edam 2,381 nw
    • 22 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Duc D’aumale 2,189 fr
    • 23 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Jevington 2,747 br
    • 23 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Donstad 699 nw
    • 28 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Foz Do Douro 1,677 pt
    • 28 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Fulton 1,034 nw
    • 31 Jan 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Rigel 2,671 nw
    • 3 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Hollinside 2,862 br
    • 3 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Songelv 2,064 nw
    • 3 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Wasdale 1,856 nw
    • 4 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Turino 4,241 br
    • 9 Feb 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Famiglia 2,942 it
    • 16 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Anne 240 da
    • 16 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Endymion 1,345 ru
    • 16 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Towergate 3,697 br
    • 20 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst August 1,596 ru
    • 20 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst San Hilario 10,157 br
    • 22 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Woodward Abrahams 744 am
    • 24 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Cordelia 613 sw
    • 25 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Abosso 7,782 br
    • 26 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Ehrglis 238 ru
    • 26 Apr 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Hektoria 5,002 nw
    • 3 May 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Emma (prize) 183 nl
    • 3 May 1917 U 43 Hellmuth Jürst Concordia (prize) 173 nl
    • 4 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Juno 1,169 nw
    • 10 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Haulwen 4,032 br
    • 11 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Teviotdale 3,847 br
    • 19 Jun 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Tunisie 3,246 fr
    • 18 Sep 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Glenfoyle 1,680 br
    • 28 Dec 1917 U 43 Waldemar Bender Magellan 6,265 fr
    • 27 Jul 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Subadar 4,911 br
    • 3 Aug 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Maceio 3,739 bz
    • 3 Aug 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Vouga 96 pt
    • 15 Oct 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Bretagne 316 fr
    • 19 Oct 1918 U 43 Johannes Kirchner Aida 93 pt

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Swansea in 1922.

    There was another U 43 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 May 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 26 Aug 1939.

  • Continued Action   E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    Supported French attacks, fired about 150 rounds on 30th as well as 28th and 29th. Battery and observation point both under a good deal of shell fire from heavy guns with some very lucky escapes as no casualties during these attacks. French took some trenches and about 50 prisoners but German position very strong and difficult to attack.

  • 30th April 2015 Digging Parties

  • 30th Apr 1915 Trench digging by night

  • 30th Apr 1915 Communications Trenches Completed

  • 30th Apr 1915 Enemy Trench Located

  • 30th Apr 1915 Heavy Bombardment

  • 30th Apr 1915 Under Shellfire

  • 30th Apr 1915 Digging

  • 30th Apr 1915 Change of Command

  • 1st May 1915 Orders





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Albert Barry. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Brannigan. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Gardner Jack. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Sgt. Ian Gorden MacInnes. 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John McGuire. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Murphy. Durham Light Infantry 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. Earnest Payne. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Pte. John Smith. Northumberland Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • L/Cpl. John Young. Royal Scots 1st Battalion Read their Story.

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    12th Sheffield City Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment Inspected
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