100 Years Ago – 13 February 1921

13 February 1921

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, announced that a Cabinet reshuffle would take place. Winston Churchill succeeded Lord Milner as Colonial Secretary. Sir Laming Worthington-Evans succeeded Churchill as War Secretary. Churchill’s successor as Air Secretary was not in the Cabinet. Lord Lee of Fareham succeeded Walter Long at the Admiralty and Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen succeeded Lee as Minister of Agriculture.

The military authorities in Ireland said that if attacks on the military and police travelling by train continued then the entire rail network in the country would be closed down.