100 Years Ago – 7 June 1920

7 June 1920

It was announced that Charles Willie Mathews, the first independent Director of Public Prosecutions, had died. He had held the role of Director of Public Prosecutions since 1908 and he was succeeded by Archibald Bodkin.

The Polish army made further advances in their campaign against the Bolsheviks who were attacking them on their eastern border. The Poles, under the leadership of Józef Piłsudski, were fighting at Borysów, modern-day Belarus, and advanced 30 kilometres. The Poles also seized a number of items from the Bolshevik troops, including military equipment, a tank, guns and numerous armoured cars.