100 Years Ago – 12 June 1920

12 June 1920

The British Labour Delegation to Russia called on the Prime Minister to recognise the new Russian Government. The British Government didn’t formally recognise the Bolshevik administration until 1921 and the United States took until 1933 when President Franklin Roosevelt changed the American policy.

Three British officers and a soldier were killed in Mesopotamia by a group of 300 local tribesmen. The killing took place in Tel Afar, located around 40 miles to the west of Mosul.

Police Constable John Carroll, aged 38, who had been on plain-clothes duty in Limerick, was shot dead in the city by a group of three or four men when he entered the Railway Hotel.