WW1 – The Battle for Hill 60, Two More VC’s

2nd Lt Geoffrey Woolley (left) and Private Edward Dwyer (right) Private Edward Dwyer Edward Dwyer joined the East Surrey Regiment in 1912 aged just 17 and was posted to the 1st Battalion. Three years later he found himself in the middle of one of the fiercest battles of the 1st World War; the battle for … Continue reading WW1 – The Battle for Hill 60, Two More VC’s

WW1 – The Battle for Hill 60: Second Lieutenant Benjamin Handley Geary VC

Hill 60 near Ypres in Belgium was actually a large spoil heap from the digging of a cutting on the Ypres-Comines Railway. The hill was a strategic landmark because of the view it gave to the surrounding area, and as a result it was fought over and changed hands numerous times. On April 17th, 1915, … Continue reading WW1 – The Battle for Hill 60: Second Lieutenant Benjamin Handley Geary VC