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30th 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



30th June 1918

On this day:


  • 402 Flight 252 Squadron formed.   402 Flight 252 Squadron RFC was formed at RFC Seaton Carew II.

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

    The 108th Infantry Brigade moved back to the Proven area, entraining at St Omer at 9am. Brigade transport moved by road. On arrival the Battalion was billeted in Peterborough Camp. Battalion Headquarters F.1.c.80.30.

    • Strength: 30 Officers, 957 Other Ranks
    • Ration strength 29 Officers, 800 Other Ranks.
    • Awards during the month:
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal - 23566 Sergeant R.J McBride.
    • Military Medal - 41414 Private B Wasson, 41329 Private B McCarley, 14474 Sergeant W.J Mitchell, 14393 Private W Kelly, 43201 Private G.F Miller.


  • Monthly activity summary   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    Throughout the month the Batteries have carried out continuous harrassing fire on enemy roads, tracks and strong-points, a large percentage of rounds being fired during the hours of darkness.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-112

    Type U 93 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 281) Ordered 5 May 1916 Launched 26 Oct 1917 Commissioned 30 Jun 1918

    Commanders
    30 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Friedrich Petersen

    Career No patrols.
    No flotilla information available
    Successes No successes.

    Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Rochester in 1922

  •    VIEUX BERQUIN

    Relief complete at about 3.10am. Counter preparation put down by our artillery at about 3.15am & the enemy put down a heavy barrage which was followed by our SOS being sent up from front line. Artillery opened up & dispersed the counter attack which it is believed was being prepared.






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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. George Eastick. Duke of Wellington's Regiment. 1st/7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. James Lawrie. Highland Light Infantry 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edwin John Padfield. Somerset Light Infantry 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Pike. Somerset Light Infantry Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Harold Pike. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Radley. York & Lancaster 7th (Service) Btn. Read their Story.

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