Key dates over February 1917
Lives lost on this day: 8
10th February 1917 - Six children neglected by mother
Rolling casualty count: 5435
War Front: 2nd Batt: Batt was relieved by the Atgylle and Sutherland Highlanders and then marched back to billets at Suzanne ,which were quite good.
3rd Batt: Batt relieved 10th Cheshire Reg in left sub-section.
9th Batt:A long struggle in the Haie Salient ended with the capture of the last Turkish trenches. The Licorish factory over by Kut was taken by the 14th division. Turks were now confined to hasty entrenchments in the Dahra Bend.
10th Batt: Patrol reported that the crater held by the Germans was strongly held and the patrol was fired on.
Home Front: Bad Case of Neglect – Worcester Mother Imprisoned – At the City Police Court today, two charges were preferred against Emily Carter (34) 3 House, St Martin’s Gate, one of neglecting six children and another allowing a child to be in a room with an unguarded fire grate. Defendant, who cried throughout the proceedings, pleaded guilty to both charges.
Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team
- Gunner William Thomas Gittens 6236 - Royal Garrison Artillery
- L/Cpl Alfred Green T/241232 - Buffs (East Kent) Reg
- Pte Joseph Taylor 238896 - The Herefordshire Reg
- Pte Thomas Cartwright 31625 - Gloucestershire Reg
- Pte Alick Atkins 31887 - 14th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte John Henry Bottley 36085 - 9th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte Samuel Jones 20133 - 4th Bn Worcs Reg
- Pte Sydney Packwood 20181 - 10th Bn Worcs Reg