Tag: 26 June

June 26 – Poyntzpass midshipman was first recipient of the Victoria Cross

The first VC to be awarded was to Charles Davis Lucas from Poyntzpass then serving as a Midshipman in the Crimean War. He was promoted Acting Lieutenant immediately after the action.

June 26 – On this day

First VC investiture by Queen Victoria, Royal Navy’s first steam turbine powered craft at Spithead Review, First US troops arrive in France during World War I, Rommel is made a Field Marshal

June 26 – Roll of Honour

An WW1 Army nurse from Coagh died on this day in Italy in WW1 and two aircrew from Belfast died over Bucharest in WW2