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Key dates over June 1916

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Lives lost on this day: 1

22nd June 1916 - Letter home from Yeomanry prisoner

Rolling Casualty Count: 3286

At the Front:

2nd Batt: Batt back to the trenches to relieve the 9th HLI in Cuinchy Right Sub-section. Trenches very wet but the Front Line is in good condition.

On the Home Front:

S. Worcestershire M.P. Mentioned – Distinguished Service in Egypt – Among those mentioned in Sir John Maxwell’s despatches in connection with the operations in Egypt is Lieut. Commander Eyres Monsell R.N. Since 1910 he has been the Conservative MP for Evesham.

Military Medal for Malvern Man –Lance Corporal C. Harris 14th Signal Company, R.E. is one of the recipients of the Military Medal. He is the younger son of Mr F Harris and brother of W. Harris, jeweller, of Church Street, Malvern. The Major General commanding the division has noted with pleasure “his gallant and meritorious conduct between May 1915 and February 1916.

Worcester Yeoman Prisoners – Lieut and Quartermaster W Bell, who was among the members of the Worcestershire Yeomanry to be captured by the Turks in the now memorable fight at Katis on Easter Sunday, has written home to his wife in Park Avenue, Worcester. He says: “Settled here for the moment. Quite well and comfortable. Can only write four lines per day. Nice climate, quite cool”. The imprisoned officer manages to cram quite a lot into four lines. He asks for some tobacco to be sent, saying there is no pipe tobacco to be obtained, only cigarettes. He adds that he has lost everything, including his pass book. Happily this book was picked up by a New Zealand officer and has been sent home to Worcester. His horse a fine mount, lent by Lady Honor Ward, was found by a member of the Army Veterinary Corps, who returned to the camp in Egypt.

Information researched by the WWW100 team.