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Key dates over January 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 2

12th January 1917 - Local Nurse honoured for work at the Front

Rolling casualty count: 5188

War Front: 2nd Batt: Another route march along Abbeville road practising g the Gas alarm.

NCOs attended a demonstration in the use of the Small Box Respirator held at Gorenflos. The “Sweeps” Concert party gave a good show with several men of the Batt performing.

10th Batt: Patrols sent out in the night reported that the enemy`s wire had been considerably damaged by our shelling. No enemy patrols were encountered.

Yeomanry/Cavalry: Enemy aeroplanes firing on massed works at the railhead and on the infantry camp near the sea

Home Front: Kidderminster: Dearer Beer: At a meeting of the Kidderminster and District Licensed Victuallers’ Association, it was decided to raise the price of draught beers by one half-penny per pint, both indoor and outdoor, from Monday next.

Worcester Yeoman’s Death: On Monday the parents of Trooper Stanley Franklin, of the Worcestershire Yeomanry, who live at Shipston-under-Wychwood, received official notification of the death in action at Katia, on Easter Sunday, of their son. His elder brother, Sergt. W. Franklin, of the Middlesex Regiment, is in hospital, suffering from severe wounds to the left hand and arm, which is withered, and it is feared that the arm will have to be amputated. Both brothers were in the employ of Mr. John Byrd, butcher, Evesham, when the war broke out.

Worcester Nurse Honoured: Sister K.V. White, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Archer White, Tailor, of Shaw Street, and Lavender Road, Worcester, has been awarded the Royal Red Cross for “excellent services rendered in field hospitals.” She has been at the front since the beginning of the war, rendering splendid service in casualty clearing stations. Previous to the outbreak of war she was serving in the London Hospital. Mr. Archer White has three sons on active service, two of whom have been wounded.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team