Key dates over January 1917
Lives lost on this day: 4
3rd January 1917 - Rumour mill - Bromyard to Leominster line to be sent to France!
Rolling casualty count: 5171
2nd Batt: More PT and Coy and Platoon drilling.
4 th Batt: Inspection by GOC Division at 9am at place of assembly on the Riencourt-Le Quesnoy Road. Afterwards attacks practice carried out, damage being represented by flags.2/7th Batt: One Co ST Major joined from Base.
10th Batt: One man joined as re-inforcement.
Home Front: Weaker Whisky: A new Liquor Board Order enacts that unless whisky, brandy, rum, or gin was bottled before June 6 last, it must not be sold stronger than 30 degrees under proof. It may be sold as weak as 50 degrees under, but no weaker.
A War Rumour: For three weeks past a rumour has been in circulation to the effect that a portion of the railway from Bromyard to Leominster is to be taken up, for transportation to France, as is to be done in the case of lines in other parts of the country. The authorities at the Divisional Offices, Shrub Hill Station, on being consulted on the point, declare that they know nothing at all about it.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Pte William Henry Chamberlain 4th Bn Worcs Reg - 40315
- L/Cpl Ernest Henry Moles 7th Res. Bn. - 971
- Pte Robert Dowding Ox and Bucks Light I - 33138
- Pte Albert Henry Mitchell Hampshire Regiment - 13448