War Diary July 2015

War Norfolk
German South-West Africa Surrenders


South African forces led by General Botha accept the surrender of German South-West Africa.


Fishing Beyond the Limit


A Lowestoft skipper was fined for fishing in a prohibited area on the High Seas in breach of the Defense of the Realm regulations. His catch was seized and sold for charity.

British Registration Starts


National Registration Act introduced in Britain, obliging all eligible men to register for military service


Norfolk Man Wins Distinguished Conduct Medal


Sergeant W. Golder, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment, won the D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry on several occasions, one of which was leaving the safety of the trenches in full view of the enemy, to save a wounded soldier from the same battalion.

Military Concert at Cromer 

The Welsh male Choir of the Glamorgan Yeomanry held a concert at Cromer Town Hall which was a “great success”.



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