War Diaries Talk

Sjt William Henry Johnson VC

  • David_Underdown by David_Underdown moderator

    Today is the centenary of the VC action of Sjt William Henry Johnson, 1/5th Sherwood Foresters. The battalion war diary wasn't particularly forthcoming, but the brigade HQ diary gave a bit more info on the attack carried out that day, and info is included in the post I've written for The National Archives' blog today https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/tommys-war-w-h-johnson-bellringer-vc/ . He is also the only bellringer known to have won the VC, his memorial stone will be unveiled in Worksop today, and both churches with bells in Worksop will be hosting peal attempts.


  • josiepegg by josiepegg

    A very interesting blog - a lot of research involved. It is good to learn of the lives of the men - makes all this tagging more meaningful