Tuesday 8 June 1915 – We Lost 230

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Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross

British and Rhodesian troops capture Bismarcksburg German East Africa at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika.

Seventeen men of Robert Graves’ battalion of the Welsh Fusiliers are killed or wounded by German bombs and hand grenades.

The Ministry of Munitions Bill is amended, making it clear that the Ministry will have no new power to coerce workmen.

Today’s losses include:

  •  A Victoria Cross winner

Today’s highlighted casualty is:

  •  Major William Henry Johnston VC (Royal Engineers) is killed in action at Ypres at age 35. He had been awarded the Victoria Cross for working with his own hands two rafts on the River Aisne on 14th September 1914.  He returned with wounded from one side and took back ammunition.