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

30th July 1917

On this day:

  • Arrival at Mercatel   245 Machine Gun Company

    The Company arrived in Boisleux au Mont at 0430 on the 30th July and was met by the Divisional Machine Gun Officer (DMGO). They marched to a camp NW of Mercatel. Mercatel is south of Arras in the direction of Bapaume.

    The OC 245 MG Company Reported to the GOC. 150th Infantry Brigade who informed the him that his Company is to be the Divisional Machine Gun Company of the 50th (Northumberland) Division and will be attached to Divisional Headquarters and not with 150th Brigade.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-43 Austrian Submarine (former German UB 43)

    Type U-43 Shipyard Ordered Launched 8th April 1916 Commissioned 30th July 1917

    30 Jul 1917 - 13 Jan 1918 Friedrich Schlosser
    7 Feb 1918 - 31 Oct 1918 Eugen Hornyák

    No flotilla information available

    Successes 1 ship damaged with a total of 4,016 tons.
    16 Nov 1917 k.u.k. U43 Friedrich Schlosser Orione (damaged) 4,016 it

    Fate Scrapped in 1920

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   KUK U-47 Austrian Submarine (former German SM UB47)

    Type U-43 Shipyard Ordered Launched 17th June 1916 Commissioned 30th July 1917

    30 Jul 1917 - 29 Mar 1918 Otto Molitor
    4 Apr 1918 - 31 Oct 1918 Freiherr Hugo von Seyffertitz

    No flotilla information available

    Successes 2 ships sunk with a total of 6,201 tons.
    1 warship sunk with a total of 351 tons.

    Fate Scrapped in 1920.

  • 30th July 1917 Ongoing training

  • 30th Jul 1917 Destructive Bombardment

  • 30th Jul 1917 Lecture

  • 30th Jul 1917 42nd Divisional Sports

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Christopher Bowes. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Btn.
  • Rfmn. Harry Edward Bromwich. Rifle Brigade 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • James E Furniss. Royal Irish Rifles 4th Bn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Albert Edward Viall. Suffolk Regiment 7th Btn.

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