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31st July 1918On 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.
- 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.
- GRAND SEC BOIS
Working party as for yesterday. Nothing to report.
Total Increase & Decrease during July:
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