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Key dates over February 1917

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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