War Diary June 1915

War Norfolk
Women Take on War Jobs


Increasing numbers of women are taking jobs in the British munitions factories, freeing up more men to join the armed forces.

A Call to Women


An urgent call to women to give service in connection with the war was made at a meeting. In Norwich less than 300 women have registered for war service. A local committee was appointed to help encourage women to join.

First Italian Action of the War


First Battle of the Isonzo. Italian troops attack Austro-Hungarians in north-eastern Italy, aiming to reach Trieste. Disappointing results but operations continue until 7 July.

Norwich Man “Gassed” 


Bombardier, Ernest Boatwright, aged 29, is home after having been seriously gassed. A Norwich reservist with the guns, he has been at the front almost from the commencement of the war and has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for ‘bravery and devotion in withdrawing guns by hand under a heavy fire near Lighy, France“.


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