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

31st July 1918

On this day:

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

    Usual parades and work parties. Men with revolvers are given instruction in use of same, carrying out firing practice.

    • Awards during the month:
    • Military Medal 13658 Sergeant R Johnston, 43447 Private Pye, E;
    • Bar to Military Medal 13971 Sergeant J Adams.

    Strength: 35 Officers, 973 Other Ranks.

    Total casualties during the month: 1 Officer killed, 2 Officers missing; 3 Other Ranks killed, 40 Other Ranks wounded, 5 Other Ranks missing.

    War Diaries

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-162

    Type U 93 Shipyard Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack Ordered 9 Feb 1917 Launched 20 Apr 1918 Commissioned 31 Jul 1918

    31 Jul 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Karl-Friedrich von Abendroth

    Career 1 patrols.
    start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes No successes.

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Became the french submarine Pierre Marrast until 27 Jan, 1937. Broken up..

    There was another U 162 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 1 Mar 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 9 Sep 1941.

    John Doran


    Working party as for yesterday. Nothing to report. Total Increase & Decrease during July:

        Killed - Officers 0. OR 35.
        Wounded - Officers 2. OR 92.
        Unaccounted for - Officers 1. OR 12.
        - - - Officers 0. OR 55.
        Total - Officers 3. OR 194.

          Drafts - Officers 6. OR 183.
          - - - Officers 0. OR 32.
          Total - Officers 6. OR 215.

        The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

      • 31st Jul 1918 Reliefs

      • 31st Jul 1918 Trench Work

      • 31st Jul 1918 Training

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Tom Dickinson. Army Service Corps 363rd MT Coy, att 248th Siege Bty RGA Read their Story.
  • Pte. Arthur Charles Sullivan. East Surrey Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.

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