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Key dates over June 1917

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Lives lost on this day: 2

23rd June 1917 - BREWING MORE BEER

Rolling casualty count: 6677

War Front:

2nd Batt: Com Commanders reconnoitred the line am and the Batt carried out an attack practice which was repeated for the Army Coms pm.

3rd Batt: General kit inspection am. At 9pm the batt commenced a series of night marches back to a training ground. The 1st halt was at Swartenbeouk where Batt stayed for 24 hours.

4th Batt: Night operations had to be cancelled owing to very wet weather. The advance party left for Poperinghe to arrange billets.

SMD RFA: It was alleged that 4 of our shells caused casualties to our troops but after exhaustive enquiries it was demonstrated that the shells were definitely German. The guns were relieved around Bouris and Doignes by the 1st Australian Brigade guns.

Home Front:

BREWING MORE BEER – The Government have decided that more beer must be brewed forthwith. Mr Lloyd George’s reduction last February of the yearly supply to 10,000,000 barrels did not take sufficient count of the quantity called for, and said to be required by agricultural labourers, dockers and munition workers when at work in the heat of the summer.

VOLUNTEERS AND SUMMER CAMPS – Arrangements have been made for the attendance of men belonging to sections A, B, and C of the Volunteer Force at summer camps. Free rations and free railway travelling will be allowed.

Information researched by The Worcestershire World War 100 team