Sunday, 28 February 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
21st February 1915 – ON THIS DAY IN RWF HISTORY
Death of Maj-Gen Sir Luke O’Connor VC KCB, 1915
Luke O’Connor enlisted in the RWF in 1849 aged 17. He became a sergeant in 1850. In 1854 he was awarded a VC for his valour at The Alma, in the Crimea, where he was commissioned in the field. He accompanied 2 RWF in the Ashanti campaign and succeeded to command of the battalion in 1880. He retired in 1887 with the rank of Maj-Gen. He was made a CB in 1906, a KCB in 1913, and became Colonel of the Regiment in 1914. At his death he was aged 84.
19th February 1945 – ON THIS DAY IN RWF HISTORY
4 RWF at Goch, Germany, 1945