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Key dates over May 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 10

27th May 1917 - An enthusiastic and vigorous voluntary worker

Rolling casualty count: 6484

War Front:

1st Batt: Batt held aquatic sports in the swimming pool near Mouslains, including greasy pole and water polo. Weather very fine.

2nd Batt: Batt shelled heavily in Assembly trench. There was an unsuccessful raid by 19th and 98th Brigades on the Hindenburg Support line. Batt relieved by the 5th Batt Scottish Rifles and returned to trenches at Croiselles.

2/8th Batt: Church Parade am. One other rank sent to Advanced Transport Training Depot at Abeville.

Home front:

It is a pleasure to record that Mrs. Jeffrey, of Woolhope Road, widow of the late Superintendent Jeffrey, now in her 88th year, an enthusiastic and vigorous voluntary worker for the Worcestershire Red Cross Depot, St. Nicholas Street, Worcester, has been awarded the British Red Cross badge for honorary service on behalf of the sick and wounded.