28th June 1915 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: Ted Besford, Australian rules footballer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Besford

War!

One cataclysmic year has passed since the assassination in Sarajevo…

 

Gallipoli: “219 men and officers of the 4th Royal Scots were killed [today] in the attack on Gully Ravine, [including] … Captain John Robertson, commanding officer of the Bankers’ Company and manager of National Bank of Scotland’s Edinburgh Blenheim Place branch. His Second Lieutenant, Charles Paterson  of the Royal Bank’s head office, was also dead. Among the fallen men were Private Ernest Bailey  of Commercial Bank of Scotland’s Edinburgh Newington branch; Private Smollett Clerk of National Bank of Scotland’s Edinburgh Leith Walk branch; Private Robert Brockie  of the Royal Bank’s Edinburgh Leven Street branch; and Private Charles Johnston  of the Royal Bank’s Perth branch.” [“The Bankers’ Company at Gallipoli“, from the RBS Remembers website].

http://www.rbsremembers.com/our-people/on-active-service/bankers-company-gallipoli.html

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