August 24, 2017

Filip Konowal VC – won VC for acts 24 August 1917

Filip Konowal VC (15 September 1888 – 3 June 1959) was a highly decorated Ukrainian Canadian soldier. He is the only Eastern European recipient of the […]
August 23, 2017

Brothers killed together today – 23 August 1917

Brothers killed together   Rifleman WALTER JAMES CASTRO Service No:                                         21620 Age:                                                       35 Regiment/Service:                          9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps Memorial:                                           TYNE COT MEMORIAL   Rifleman William […]
August 22, 2017

Lieutenant KENNETH GORDON GARNETT – died 22 August 1917

Lieutenant KENNETH GORDON GARNETT Age:                                                                       25 Regiment/Service:                                          112th Battery, XXIV Brigade, 6th Division, Royal Field Artillery Awards:                                                               MC, Croix de Guerre with palm (France). Cemetery:                                                          PUTNEY […]
August 21, 2017

2 VC’s awarded on this date – 21 August 1917

2 VC’s awarded on this date   Second Lieutenant HARDY FALCONER PARSONS Age:                                                       20 Regiment/Service:                          1st/2nd attd. 14th Gloucestershire Regiment Awards:                                               VC Cemetery:                                          VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY […]