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31st August 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

31st August 1918

On this day:

  • 30 Aug 1918 Patrols Push Forward

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

    Mont des Cats.

    Orders for Battalion to move in support of 109th Infantry Brigade. Position taken up our front line trenches of the 24th inst. in front of Moulhouck with Battalion Headquarters at Sammy Farm S.2.a.80.80.

    War Diaries

  • Regaining Mount Kemmel   59th Heavy Artillery Brigade

    The enemy evacuated Mount Kemmel on our right.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-120

    Type UE 2 Shipyard Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 94) Ordered 27 May 1916 Launched 20 Jun 1918 Commissioned 31 Aug 1918

    31 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Hans von Mellenthin

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

    Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to Italy. Broken up at La Spezia in April 1919.

    There was another U 120 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Mar 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 20 Apr 1940.

    John Doran

  • 31st August 1918 Rest,cleaning and bathing

  • 31st Aug 1918 Reliefs

  • 31st Aug 1918 Improvements

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Francis Arthur Abbott. 33rd Btn.
  • Pte. Jack Ainsworth. North Staffs Rgt. 1st Btn.
  • Spr. R. Clegg. 1st Canadian Tunnelling Coy.
  • Pte. Percy Raymond Davy. Machine Gun Corps 3rd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Thomas Dawson. Highland Light Infantry 10th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Lt. Alexander John Grunsell. 34th Btn
  • Pte. Haley Knowles. West Yorkshire Regiment 9th (Yorkshire Hussars) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Cpl. Clarence William Lambley. 34th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Digby Metcalfe. London Regiment 2/20th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Harry Murphy. MM. Cheshire Regiment 6th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edwin John Saunders. Royal Fusiliers 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Watson Steward. The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 13th Btn.
  • Pte. Thomas Teasdale. King's Liverpool 13th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Bdr. Edward Watmough. Royal Field Artillery 315 Brigade, A Bty.
  • L/Cpl. Gavin Arthur Wilson. London Regiment 1st/14th Btn. Read their Story.

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