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30th December 1917On this day:
- 30th Dec 1917 On Leave
- 21st Londons depart Lavieville At 4 p.m. Orders received for the 21st Londons to be ready to move about 6 p.m.
At 6.15 p.m. a Brigade Operational Order is received to march to Albert & entrain for Étricourt.
At 9 p.m. 21st London Battalion entrained at Albert.
War Diary 21 Londons
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Battalion paraded at 1145 for Divine Service in the 4th Corps School Cinema hall.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-111
Type U 93
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 280)
Ordered 5 May 1916
Launched 5 Sep 1917
Commissioned 30 Dec 1917
30 Dec 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 Hans Beyersdorff
Career 4 patrols.
start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes 3 ships sunk with a total of 3,011 tons.
- 7 Apr 1918 U 111 Hans Beyersdorff Boscastle 2,346 br
- 28 May 1918 U 111 Hans Beyersdorff Dronning Margrethe 393 da
- 22 Jun 1918 U 111 Hans Beyersdorff Rana 272 nw
Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to the USA. The boat was used for exhibitions (to sell war bonds among other things) on the New England coastline. Later used for research and finally sunk by explosives in deep water off Cape Charles, Virginia.
There was another U 111 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Sep 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 19 Dec 1940.
- 30th Dec 1917 Church Parade
- 30th Dec 1917 Counter Attack
- NEAR WILLERVAL
Exceptionally quiet. Major TWIST relinquishes command, Major IBSON takes over command of Battalion.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 30th Dec 1917 Inspection
- 30th Dec 1917 In the Trenches
- 30th Dec 1917 Reliefs
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