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Key dates over June 1916

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Lives lost on this day: 5

29th June 1916 - 9th Bn Worcestershires - small water convoy attacked by Arabs

Rolling Casualty Count: 3303

At the Front:

2nd Batt: Batt relieved by the 9th H L I in Cuinchy Right Subsection. Enemy opened up heavy fire on High St and Back St which continued for 1 and a 1/2 hours Enemy made a small raid on the left platoon of Royal Scots Fus but raid was easily repulsed.

9th Batt: Peace was disturbed when a small water convoy was attacked by Arabs and 4 men were killed. Col Faviell returned from convalescence and took over Command again.

10th Batt: Inspection of specialists in fighting order. Men bathed in the River Ancre.

SMD RFA: Z day of bombardment postponed and men standing fast until further notice.

On the Home Front:

To The Editor - The Nimble Farthing Sir, I would like to say a little about the manner of our bakers and drapers etc compared with our publicans. When you call at your bakers and the bread is 8½d a loaf, you put down 4½d and call for half a loaf. You receive what is due to you ¼d change. You go to the drapers, and if on your purchase there is ¼d balance you get a packet of needles or pins or something to the value of a farthing. The tobacconist, previous to the tax on matches etc would give you a box of matches for your farthing change. But when you go to the public house where the beer is 3½d per pint and, being one who calls at different places, you need to call for only half- -pint, you put down 2d, but you never get your farthing change. Now, as most publicans claim to be sporting men and as in most cases the farthing would be useful to a working man, I should like to hear why publicans cannot (with their Baron Rothchild appearance) treat us in the same manner as our humble, but honest baker. ‘Thou Shalt Not’

Honour for Major J C Chaytor - In Tuesday’s list of honours for service in the field is the Brevet Majority given to Capt J. C Chaytor, South Staffordshire Regiment. Major Chaytor is a nephew of the Rev. C Chaytor of Worcester. This is rather a ‘record’ in the way of advancement. He had the Legion of Honour and the Military Cross early in the war and was made Captain only a few months ago. He must be quite the youngest Major in the regular Army, being 25 years of age. Major J C Chaytor is not to be confused with Captain C J Chaytor, the son of Rev C Chaytor. He has ‘done his bit’ in the Cameroon Campaign and has returned to his civil service post in Nigeria.

Information researched by the WWW100 team.